Chicago shooting in Chatham critically injures 2 armored truck security guards, CPD says
CHICAGO (WLS) — Two security guards from an armored truck were shot Monday morning while they were moving an ATM in West Chatham, Chicago police said.
A 47-year-old woman and 46-year-old man working as security guards for an armored truck were loading an ATM into the vehicle just after 10:20 a.m. in the 200-block of West 83rd Street when two to four armed male suspects approached them demanding cash, according to CPD.
The woman was shot six times, and the man was shot twice.
Family identified the woman as 47-uear-old Lashonda Renee, and said she’d sustained grave injuries to her heart. “It’s a terrible situation,” said her brother Pastor Sean Heart. “We’re asking for people’s prayers.” The armed individuals, who were wearing all black with masks, drove away in an unknown vehicle, police said.
RELATED: CPD sergeant’s wife carjacked by armed man, young girl in Jewel parking lot, police sources say Both guards were taken to University of Chicago Medical Center in critical condition, Chicago fire officials said. GardaWorld said members of their crew were the target of a foiled robbery attempt.
“At this time, we are focusing on supporting them and their immediate families. We are working closely with the authorities in their investigation to find the perpetrators,” a spokesperson said. Bank of America released statement in response to the shooting, saying, “We’re saddened to hear of the incident and are working with local law enforcement and the FBI.”
No one is in custody, and the FBI is investigating.
This is a developing story; check back with ABC7 Chicago for more information.
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