Man shot at Ferguson apartment complex dies

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FERGUSON, MO (KTVI) – Ferguson police say a man who was shot in the chest on the parking lot of the Park Ridge apartments Wednesday afternoon has died.  The shooting happened within a few yards of a state senator.

Sen. Maria Chapelle-Nadal, (D) University City, was getting ready to help out at the Heal STL office on West Florissant Ave. when she heard the shots.  Nadal said she was standing on the parking lot and didn’t know what was happening.

Pastor Henry Logan said he witnessed the shooting.  He said several cars pulled up near the apartment complex with men dressed in all black clothing.

“A few of them had handguns within their hands,” said Logan.  He said it was unclear why someone started firing shots.  Police are looking for a maroon colored vehicle believed to be involved in the shooting.

The victim was walking on the parking lot with another person when the shooting started.

“The two subjects walking heard gunshots, ducked down and one individual who ducked down was struck in the upper chest area,” said Ferguson Police Capt. Dan DeCarli.

Logan said the victim tried to duck behind a dumpster after hearing the first shot fired.

“Three more shots rang out, and one of those shots ended up hitting him,” said Logan.

Logan and another man stayed with the victim until paramedics arrived, hoping he would survive.

“We were laying there next to him on the ground holding his hand, praying that his life doesn’t slip away,” said Logan.​


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