By CBS 2 Chicago Staff

CHICAGO (CBS)– An Uber driver was carjacked on the South Side Wednesday morning.

The incident took place near 72nd Street and Jeffery Boulevard in South Shore around 1:15 a.m.

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The driver picked up two men and when he went to drop them off, one of the passengers pulled out a gun and told the driver to get out.

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The suspects drove off in the black 2013 Toyota Camry. They also took the driver’s wallet.

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No one is in custody and police are 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.

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

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