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UPDATED 01/03/12 11:04 a.m.
CHICAGO (CBS) — A man was hospitalized in serious condition Tuesday morning after escaping a carjacking in progress, and being shot, in the Little Village neighborhood.
As CBS 2’s Susanna Song reports, the 24-year-old man barely escaped, and was being treated at Mount Sinai Hospital early Tuesday for several gunshot wounds. He was initially reported in critical condition.
As of 11 a.m., the victim was surrounded by his family after barely surviving the attack.
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The man says he was carjacked by four men in ski-masks around 9:30 p.m. Monday as he drove his gray Nissan down the 2500 block of South Pulaski Road.
Police say he was also shot three times in the chest. It is unclear if this happened as he was entering or exiting his car, but as many as four men tried to take his vehicle.
The man was then stuffed in his own trunk and taken away.
But at Pulaski Road and Arthington Street, less than two miles from the original scene, the victim somehow managed to climb out of the trunk and get away.
Police do not think the man’s attackers even realized he had escaped.
Police later found the car on fire in a garage in the 4100 block of West Harrison Street, on the north side of the Eisenhower Expressway.
No one was in custody in connection to the incident early Tuesday.