Luis Quizhpe doesn’t remember getting shot as he grabbed a bat and swatted at a gunman holding his brother-in-law by the throat in their Logan Square store.
But he can still hear the loud bangs of gunfire. Ten shots in all as he and his brother-in-law Luis Ernesto Aucaquizhpe bashed and battered and finally chased the robbers out of Quizhpe’s Gifts and Sports Tuesday afternoon.
“It was like the Fourth of July. Pow, pow, pow,” he said. “Then he was yelling, ‘Kill the (expletive).”
Quizhpe said he didn’t know he had been shot until his brother-in-law had chased the robbers out of the store with a fire extinguisher and Quizhpe was on the phone calling police. “I felt something warm down my leg,” he said. “I lost about a pint of blood.”