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46-year-old critical after being shot in the head in attempted carjacking

Police said three or four offenders came out of a gangway and appeared to flag the man down to stop for something, and in the attempt to take his car, shots were fired.

CHICAGO - A man is in critical condition tonight after being shot in the head in an attempted carjacking, authorities reported.

The incident happened around 2:00 p.m. this afternoon in the 7600 block of S. Carpenter in the Auburn Gresham neighborhood on the city's south side.

Police said a 46-year-old man was driving southbound on Carpenter Street when three or four people came out of a gangway and hailed him down, purportedly attempting to engage him in a conversation.

When the victim stopped, two offenders pulled out handguns to carjack the victim.

Authorities were unclear about what exactly happened next but the offenders fired shots. One of those shots hit the 46-year-old victim in the head.

The man was unresponsive at the scene but transported to University of Chicago hospital in critical condition.

No offenders are in custody and Area Two detectives are investigating.

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