Victim shoots potential carjacker in North Austin

CHICAGO (CBS)– A potential carjacker is in critical condition after being shown in North Austin early Monday morning.

Police say a man was in his car around 1:30 a.m. in the 5500 block of West Crystal Street when another man approached and fired.

The victim, who has a concealed carry permit, returned fire, punching the man in the chest. The would-be carjacker was taken to Loyola Hospital in critical condition.

His weapon was recovered from the scene, near the central and the division.

The victim was not injured.

Police are investigating this incident as an attempted carjacking.


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