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Chicago burglary suspects bolt from convenience store when armed owner returns fire

via ABC 7 Chicago
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The owner of V’s Convenience Store in Chicago, Vanessa Harris, confronted three armed male burglary suspects, firing back at them with her legally owned firearm.

Despite the exchange of gunfire, she was unharmed.

Harris expressed frustration over the incident and the general rise in crime, citing a previous robbery on New Year’s Eve. (Trending: Chilling Arrest Footage of Trump Co-Defendant Provides Glimpse Into Jack Smith Probe)

She also mentioned concerns for her safety and the impact on her business.

Vanessa Harris, the owner of V’s Convenience Store, said, “It’s not easy running a business, you know, so I’m really frustrated, and I’m hoping that the police get involved.”

“I really feel hurt and violated,” she continued. “I was kinda nervous, thinking like, ‘Are they going to shoot again?'” said Harris.

“But then I realized he did it as a scare shot, and they ran off from the store. I just fired back and two more ran out on foot,” she added.

According to a police statement, “The victim, a 40-year-old female, observed the offenders exiting the business and related one of the offenders produced a firearm and opened fire in her direction. The victim related she shot back. The victim was not struck by gunfire, and it does not appear at this time that any of the offenders were struck.”

“I’m pretty for sure I did. If they didn’t, they was lucky. I gotta do what I gotta do. I mean, unfortunately, this ain’t what I want to do. I don’t want no death on my conscience, but they’re getting ridiculous,” said Harris.

“I’m losing so much being on this corner. I’m closing up. I got some of my customers complaining now about me closing at 5:30, 6 o’clock, but it’s only due to my safety,” explained the Chicago business owner.

The suspects fled the scene in a white sedan, and police are currently investigating the case without any arrests made so far.

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