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Woman carjacked at River North gas station; security guard fires shots at fleeing suspect

Security Guard opens fire on thief after woman gets hurt pumping gas
Security guard opens fire on thief after woman gets hurt pumping gas 01:59

CHICAGO (CBS) -- A gas station security guard fired shots at a carjacker who drove off with a woman's car as she was pumping gas Tuesday evening in River North.

Police said a 34-year-old woman left the driver's side door open as she was pumping gas in the 600 block of North LaSalle Street around 6:45 p.m., when someone got into the car and drove off.

The driver's side door hit the woman as the car sped off, causing a laceration to her left knee. The hose from the pump the woman had been using could be seen lying on the ground, torn off the pump. 

A security guard at the gas station pulled out a gun and fired shots at the fleeing carjacker.

The woman refused medical attention. No other injuries were reported.

Police said a gun was recovered at the scene.

The victim's vehicle later was recovered near 66th and Champlain in Woodlawn.

No one was in custody Tuesday night.

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