A horrible shooting just took place in Chicago near a funeral home, where 14 people were shot and many of them are in critical condition:
CBS CHICAGO – At least 14 people were wounded Tuesday evening in a mass shooting near a funeral home in the Auburn Gresham community.
Chicago Police First Deputy Supt. Eric Carter said a black vehicle was heading west on 79th Street at 6:30 p.m., when people inside began firing at attendees of a funeral. The funeral was taking place at a funeral home at 1018 W. 79th St.
The attendees of the funeral began firing back at the vehicle, which turned north on Carpenter Street and kept firing at people from the funeral before crashing midway down the block.
The occupants got out and fled in multiple directions, Carter said.
One person of interest was being interviewed Tuesday night.
Carter said 14 victims were taken to five hospitals in unknown conditions. At least 60 shell casings were located.
The Fire Department said at least nine people were transported by ambulances from the scene. The Fire Department said Advocate Christ Medical Center and the University of Chicago Medical Center received most of the victims.
The Fire Department said two additional victims were found near 63rd street and were in the process of self transporting, for a total of 11 transports.
The Fire Department said one woman was shot multiple times, and the patients they transported ranged from serious to critical condition.
Sources said there was some kind of planned ambush outside the funeral home, where a memorial service was going on for a homicide victim.
Sources told Edwards that police were forewarned there could be a retaliatory strike at the funeral service.
One of the reporters there said police told him 9 of them were in critical condition:
Police sources on scene tell @cbschicago at least 9-people in critical condition
At least one person in custody pic.twitter.com/urcOlHvln5
— Charlie De Mar (@CharlieDeMar) July 22, 2020
I don’t know if this was gang-related or what, but this is sure to inflame an already bad situation in Chicago in terms of the worsening crime situation there.
We’ll update you on more if we get it…