]Illinois Senate Majority Leader Kimberly Lightford was driving with her husband on Tuesday evening when they were carjacked in the Chicago suburb of Broadview.
CBS Chicago reports:
Police said, around 9:45 p.m., three masked individuals driving a Dodge Durango carjacked Lightford as she was driving a Mercedes Benz SUV in the 2000 block of South 20th Avenue, along with her husband. The carjackers fired shots during the attack, but Lightford and her husband were not injured, according to police.
According to police, the criminals left the scene with both Lightford's vehicle and the Durango.
This is not the only carjacking that happened this week involving a Democratic politician. On Wednesday, Rep. Mary Gay Scanlon was carjacked at gunpoint in Philadelphia. According to her office, she was left unharmed, but the thieves took her vehicle, government ID, and phone.
6 ABC reports:
Scanlon was walking to her parked vehicle and was approached by two men driving a dark-colored SUV. Both men, who were armed, demanded the keys to her vehicle, police say. They took off with her blue 2017 Acura MDX with license plate LKG-8893. It was last seen being driven westbound on Pattison toward Penrose.
“She thanks the Philadelphia Police Department for their swift response, and appreciates the efforts of both the Sergeant at Arms in D.C. and her local police department for coordinating with Philly PD to ensure her continued safety,” said spokesperson Lauren Cox.
Moments ago @RepMGS left South Detectives after she was carjacked at gunpoint in broad daylight at FDR park. Along with her car , her govt ID & cell phone were also taken. She was returning to her car after a tour at the park. @6abc pic.twitter.com/WdHZKlX7x6
— Annie McCormick (@6abcAnnie) December 22, 2021
Two carjackings involving Democratic politicians in Democrat run cities....what are the odds.
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