By CBS 2 Chicago Staff

CHICAGO (CBS) — Police are investigating a pair of carjackings within eight hours in the South Shore neighborhood.

They’re the latest in the city, which has been experiencing skyrocketing carjackings.

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Around 10:30 p.m. a 36-year-old rideshare driver picked up a girl and two boys on the 7200 block of South East End Avenue. They all showed the driver handguns and took her blue Chevy Cruze, police said.

Police later spotted the stolen car before it took off.

OnStar then stopped the car near Pershing and Langley in Bronzeville.

The three people inside the car tried to run away but were caught and taken into custody shortly before midnight.

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The rideshare driver was not injured.

Around 6:45 a.m. Saturday, two carjackers approached a 30-year-old man on the 6900 block of South Paxton Avenue, and demanded his property at gunpoint. They then got into his car and fled the scene.

Police said the victim was taken to the University of Chicago Medical Center in good condition.

Area One detectives are investigating both carjackings.

RELATED: 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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