Man shot at Chicago Ave. BP gas station, vehicular hijacking occurs days later nearby

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By Timothy Inklebarger

Staff Reporter

Oak Park police investigating Saturday night shooting, Monday evening carjacking

 The Oak Park Police Department is releasing few details on a shooting that occurred on the evening of Saturday, Feb. 11 at the BP gas station at 100 Chicago Ave.

Oak Park Police Officer Michael Lepczynski said the victim was a Chicago resident.

The man was conducting business in the gas station at about 8 p.m., when another man pulled up and "exited his vehicle and shot him – he took a round in the leg," Lepczynski said.

He could not confirm whether the shooting was gang related and would not give the make and model of the vehicle or any other details about the shooting. 

"The rest of it is under investigation," Lepczynski said.

Oak Park police also reported that a few blocks away on Monday, Feb. 13, at 7:55 p.m., the driver of a silver 2017 Kia Forte was carjacked. The incident took place in the 100 block of Iowa.

A man wearing a black ski mask, black hooded sweatshirt and black jeans approached the vehicle, tapped on the window, displayed a silver revolver and ordered the driver to exit.

The man was described as black, between 5-foot 10-inches and 6-foot tall, with a medium build. 

And another man with the same description but wearing blue instead of black jeans, displayed a silver revolver and entered the passenger side of the vehicle. The two left the scene westbound in the stolen vehicle.


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