Shootout at Chicago memorial service leaves brother & sister dead, 8 wounded

Police said a shooting during a Sunday afternoon memorial service left two dead and eight injured Sunday afternoon.

The Chicago Tribune reported that the service was held in Brighton Beach for Daniel Cordova, 26, who was killed 13 hours earlier. Before his murder, Cordova took to Facebook Live and supposedly that he was “waiting for somebody to come through.” Authorities claimed the 26-year-old was killed around 4:30 am Sunday that his body was found between two cars.

The Tribune wrote that Michael, 25, and his sister Adriana Williams, 29, died in Sunday’s shooting. Four of the eight injured people are said to be in critical-to-serious condition. All of the people injured on Sunday are adults, according to CBS Chicago.

“They were just coming to pay their respects,” the victims’ older brother, Willie Glover Jr., told the paper. “You expect people to respect that.”

Spokesman Anthony Guglielmi tweeted that police believe the latest incident was “gang-related retaliation” for Cordova’s slaying. The Chicago Sun-Times reported that Deputy Supt. Kevin Navarro disclosed more information about the Brighton Beach shooting on Sunday night:

“This evening at approximately 5:15 pm, we had another brazen act of gang violence on the streets of Chicago. The people shot were participating in a memorial for a subject that was murdered earlier in the day and during this memorial, two subjects came out of an alley east of the location on 46th Place and opened fire with rifles.”

Authorities said the two suspects were masked and fled the scene in a light-colored van or SUV. Deputy Chief Kevin Ryan said that they “have a fairly good idea of who we’re looking for.”