Police: Would-be robber shot during Uptown hold-up

Police investigate after an attempted robbery and shooting late Thursday in Uptown. | Network Video Productions

(CHICAGO) A man was shot and critically wounded while trying to rob two others in the Uptown neighborhood late Thursday on the North Side, police said.

About 10:30 p.m., two 23-year-old men were unloading a vehicle in an alley in the 1000 block of West Winona when a 28-year-old man walked up and demanded their things, according to Chicago Police.

One of the younger men handed over his cellphone and wallet, but when the robber said he was taking the car, the other 23-year-old pulled out a gun and shot him multiple times, police said.

The 28-year-old was taken in critical condition to Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center. Police said he had been on parole for a past armed robbery conviction.