A man suffered a gunshot wound to his leg during a carjacking in broad daylight on Sept. 12 in the 1200 block of Elgin Avenue after he reportedly hesitated in complying with the offender’s demand for his car keys.
The victim’s wound was non-life threatening and he was reported to be in stable condition at Loyola University Medical Center, according to Forest Park police.
According to a press release issued by Forest Park police, the victim parked his vehicle in the 1200 block of Elgin Avenue just before 3 p.m. and was walking to a nearby business with his teenage child.
They were approached by a man armed with a handgun who demanded the victim’s car keys. When the victim didn’t immediately turn them over, the offender fired a shot at the victim, striking him the leg.
The offender then took the keys from the victim and drove away in that vehicle southbound on Elgin Avenue. Police described the offender as a black man, approximately 6 feet tall, wearing a sleeveless black hooded sweatshirt with red trim on the hood, thigh-length black shorts and a ski mask.
Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call the police department’s criminal investigations division at 708-366-2425 or email to All-PDDetectives@ForestPark.net.