More than a dozen people were injured on Tuesday after a group of suspects shot at mourners gathered outside a funeral home in Chicago.
As CBS 2 Chicago reports, at least 15 people were wounded when a vehicle pulled up next to Rhodes Funeral Services in the Auburn Greshern section of the city and opened fire. Some of the funeral attendees reportedly fired back at the suspects as the vehicle drove off, with occupants of the car continuing to shoot at the mourners.
The conditions of the victims who were transported to a hospital range from serious to critical. One of the wounded was not attending the funeral, but lives next door to the funeral home and had stepped outside when she was shot.
The woman’s family members told the news station that she was fighting to survive.
Chicago police told CBS 2 Chicago that the victims are between 21 and 64 years old; ten women and 5 men were injured.
According to the report, the funeral was for 31-year-old Donnie Weathersby, who was fatally shot on July 14. Police had reportedly been warned about the possibility of a violent strike at the funeral, and a squad car had been assigned to provide security at the funeral home.
“I saw body after body on the ground,” witness Arnita Jeder told CBS 2 Chicago. “It’s a war out here.”
One person of interest is reportedly being interviewed by police. It is not known how many suspects are believed to have been involved in the shooting.
This is a developing story. CrimeOnline will provide further updates when more information is available.
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