CHICAGO (CBS) — Illinois State Sen. Kimberly Lightford and her husband were carjacked Tuesday night in west suburban Broadview.

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.

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The carjackers fired shots during the attack, but Lightford and her husband were not injured, according to police.

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Lightford, a Democrat from Maywood, is the Senate Majority Leader, making her the second-ranking Democrat in the Illinois Senate behind Senate President Don Harmon.

The carjackers fled the scene in Lightford’s SUV and the Dodge Durango they came in.

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Lightford’s office did not immediately respond to requests for comment.

Source: CBS Chicago

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