66-year-old man shot in violent carjacking on West Side

A 66-year-old man was shot Friday night in a violent carjacking on the West Side.

The violent attack happened around 7:15 pm in the parking lot of a Family Dollar near Kedzie and Van Buren. Witnesses say the 66-year-old victim is a peddler. He sells things like clothing and cologne out of his van and normally parks it in the same spot.

One witness says the victim was in the van when one suspect approached. They had some words with each other and began fighting. Then, a second suspect came up and shot the 66-year-old man multiple times in the abdomen.

The victim fell to the ground and the suspects took off in his van.

No further details were immediately available.

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