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Man dead, 3 hurt in Humboldt Park shooting: officials

The shooting happened about 11:30 a.m. in the 800 block of North Homan Avenue, according to Chicago police.

Police are investigating after four people were shot July 4, 2019, in the 800 block of North Homan Avenue.
Police investigate after four people were shot July 4, 2019, in the 800 block of North Homan Avenue.
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One man was killed and three other people were wounded Thursday morning in a Humboldt Park shooting as police littered the city with extra patrols on the historically violent holiday weekend.

The group was standing outside about 11:30 a.m. near Iowa Street and Homan Avenue when a car drove by and someone inside started shooting, according to Chicago police.

A 32-year-old man was killed, according to police and Chicago Fire Department officials. He was identified as Pierre V. Teamer, the Cook County medical examiner’s office said. He lived a couple blocks from where he was shot.

CPD spokesman Anthony Guglielmi tweeted that officers tried to chase a white sedan that fled the scene of the shooting but lost sight of the car. Police personnel tracked the car on city cameras and found it — but no suspects — by the early afternoon, Supt. Eddie Johnson told reporters at a press conference a few hours later.

A 31-year-old man was shot twice in the leg and taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, where his condition was stabilized, police said. Fire officials said he was 30 years old and listed him in critical condition.

A 17-year-old boy suffered a gunshot wound to the body, according to police. Fire officials said he was taken to Stroger Hospital in critical condition.

A 23-year-old man was shot in the leg and stabilized at Mount Sinai, police said.

Well over a dozen police vehicles responded to the scene, and Homan was closed between Chicago Avenue and Augusta Boulevard. Onlookers gathered outside mini-marts on the south side of Chicago Avenue as a helicopter circled overhead.

The shooting was the largest so far during the holiday weekend and came less than 24 hours after three men were hurt in another shooting just a half mile away.

One officer guarding the crime scene said: “Somebody’s Monday meeting isn’t going to go well” — a thinly veiled reference to CPD Supt. Eddie Johnson’s weekly meeting with Mayor Lori Lightfoot.

After the shooting, about two dozen people close to the victims gathered outside the emergency room at Stroger Hospital.

With two loud booms from fireworks in the background, a middle-aged woman could be heard yelling at a security guard through tears: “Y’all don’t know how this s—- feels.”

This is a developing story. Check back for more details.

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