By CBS 2 Chicago Staff

CHICAGO (CBS) — Two carjackers stole a man’s car at gunpoint Wednesday morning in downtown Chicago.

Police said a 31-year-old man was sitting in his car on the 200 block of South Wacker Drive around 6:35 a.m., when a black vehicle pulled out, and two men got out, approached the victim’s car, forced his door open, and pointed a gun at his head.

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The carjackers demanded the victim’s cell phone and car, and the 31-year-old man complied.

Police said the carjackers then fled the scene in both vehicles.

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The 31-year-old man was not injured, and no one was in custody Wednesday morning.

Area Three detectives were investigating.

If it feels like such things are happening a lot lately, it’s because they are. A carjacking epidemic has been gripping Chicago for months, with a rash of incidents in both the city and suburbs this past weekend.

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An interactive map at this link shows the change in the number of carjackings in Chicago neighborhoods between 2019 and 2020.

CBS 2 Chicago Staff