UPTOWN — A 23-year-old man shot and killed another a man trying to steal his car near an elementary school late Thursday, police said.
Near Goudy Elementary, two 23-year-old men were unloading a car in an alley in the 1000 block of West Winona Street at 10:38 p.m. Thursday when a 28-year-old man walked up and started to rob them, said Officer Nicole Trainor, a Chicago Police spokeswoman.
The men handed over their wallets and cash, Trainor said, but the robber then demanded their car.
One of the 23-year-old men then pulled out a gun and shot the robber multiple times, Trainor said. The alleged robber was taken to Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center where he was pronounced dead, she said.
According to Uptown Update, the man who killed the alleged robber was a former security guard with a concealed-carry permit.
While the address police gave puts the robbery attempt near Sheridan Road and Winona Street, residents and Ald. Harry Osterman (48th) place the shooting near Winona Street and Winthrop Avenue, directly across from the school.
"Last night our community was affected by the violence rippling through the city," said Osterman in his weekly newsletter.
Police are reviewing surveillance footage of the incident," said Osterman, adding he would have more information next week. He asked that anyone who may have information about the shooting call his office at 773-784-5277 or Area North detectives at 312-744-5277.
The robber was on parole for an armed robbery conviction, police said.
Detectives are investigating the shooting and have not determined whether it was justified, Trainor said.
Jeanie Barnett, who tutors children at the school, said she called police after hearing one gunshot followed by about five more on Thursday night.
"I am very concerned with the kids having to [see the violence] and getting caught in the crossfire. I am very concerned for the safety of everyone in the neighborhood. [The violence] is very disconcerting," she said.
In September, two fathers and longtime friends were gunned down near Goudy school. Michael Gibbs, 32, and Robert Anderson, 34 both died after the 2 a.m. shooting in the 5000 block of North Winthrop Avenue.
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