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Man Fires Gun Downtown After 2 People Tried To Rob Him, Police Say

By Kelly Bauer | June 15, 2017 11:59am | Updated on June 15, 2017 12:02pm

CHICAGO — A man with a Concealed Carry License fired shots at two people trying to rob him Downtown on Wednesday, police said.

At 2:19 p.m., the man was driving in the first block of Lower Wacker Drive when two boys or men came up to the sides of his car and tried to get money from the man, police said.

One of the thieves reached into the car and tried to take something from the man, so the man took out his gun and fired a shot at one of the robbers, police said. The man was "fearing for his safety," police said.

The thieves ran away, police said, and no one was in custody.

The man has a Concealed Carry License and was "cooperative" with officers, police said.