Carjacker shoots as intended victim drives off in Oak Park

Driver refused to relinquish vehicle, no injuries reported

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By Timothy Inklebarger

Staff Reporter

An Elmwood Park man who was the target of an attempted carjacking in the 900 block of Belleforte Avenue on Thursday, Jan. 11, escaped injury after the offender opened fire as he drove off.

Oak Park police said the victim was inside his vehicle at about 9:30 p.m. when a man approached, tapped on the window and displayed a handgun. The offender ordered the driver from the vehicle, but the victim refused to open the door.

As the victim began to drive away, the would-be carjacker started to run but then turned and fired several shots at the victim's vehicle. It's unclear whether any bullets struck the vehicle.

The offender then entered a maroon-colored vehicle parked nearby. No one was injured, police said.

CONTACT: tim@oakpark.com

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