CHICAGO — A West Ridge store employee shot two robbers, the first of two robbery-related shootings in the neighborhood since Sunday night, according to police.
At 12:55 a.m., two armed men walked into the store in the 7400 block of North Western Avenue and announced a robbery, police said. A 21-year-old employee then pulled out a gun and shot both men, police said.
An 18-year-old was shot in his right forearm and was taken to Swedish Covenant Hospital, where his condition was not released but police were considering him to be stable.
A 20-year-old robber was shot in his right shoulder and was taken to Illinois Masonic Hospital, where his condition was not released but police were considering him to be stable.
Police arrested the two robbers as well as a third man, the department said.
The employee suffered minor injuries during the confrontation and was treated at the scene, police said. He has a valid concealed carry permit.
It is unknown if the men were able to steal any property from the store.
• At 12:40 a.m. Monday, two women were shot during a robbery attempt in West Ridge, police said.
The women were walking down the sidewalk in the 6100 block of North Maplewood Avenue when two men walked up and announced a robbery, police said. When the women told the robbers they did not have cash, one of the men began firing, according to police.
A 23-year-old woman was shot in her right foot and was taken to Saint Francis Hospital, where her condition was not released but police were considering him to be stable.
A 28-year-old woman was grazed in her left leg and was also taken to St. Francis Hospital in what police considered stable condition.
No one has been arrested in this incident, police said.
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