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Four Shot, One Fatally, on Troubled Humboldt Park Corner

By  Darryl Holliday and Mauricio Peña | November 19, 2014 1:50pm | Updated on November 19, 2014 5:57pm

 Four people were shot Wednesday afternoon on a Humboldt Park corner that neighbors say has been a problem in recent months.
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HUMBOLDT PARK — Four men were shot, one fatally, Wednesday afternoon on a Humboldt Park corner that neighbors say has been a problem in recent months.

About 12:30 p.m., four people were shot in the 700 block of North St. Louis Avenue, police said.

At least 20 bullet holes laced the driver's side of a white sedan stopped in the middle of the street as officers investigated the scene. A pile of clothes was abandoned amid shattered glass and a visible blood stain outside the passenger-side door.

Three of the victims were in the car and were shot by at least one gunman who approached the area in a van, according to police. 

A 23-year-old man died at Mount Sinai Hospital after being shot multiple times in his body. He was identified as Tyris Ferguson, 23, of the 800 block of North St. Louis Avenue, according to the Cook County Medical Examiner's Office.

Two men, 24 and 31, were taken to Stroger Hospital. The younger man was shot multiple times in his body while the older man was shot in his arms and legs.

A 26-year-old man who was walking outside the car was shot in his lower leg and is stable at Northwestern Memorial Hospital.

Samuel Jones, a 40-year resident of the block, said this is the third shooting on the corner in last month. Jones said a woman was recently shot near Ben Salem Food Market, the same convenience store where officers investigated security cameras and interviewed witnesses Wednesday afternoon.

Jones, 57, had just returned home when police appeared at the scene.

"This is the wild, wild west right here," he said. "It used to be a decent neighborhood — it had its ups and downs but it was never as wild as it is now.

"It makes me worried but I look at it like, 'If I don't bother them hopefully they won't bother with me," Jones added.

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