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15 people shot at a Chicago funeral home

Posted at 7:20 PM, Jul 21, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-22 11:06:32-04

A police official confirmed that 15 adults were shot outside a funeral home on the South Side of Chicago Tuesday evening.

The incident took place around 7 p.m. ET.

Chicago Police First Deputy Eric Carter said that there was an officer outside the funeral home at the time the incident took place. Carter said that the incident began when a person in a black car began shooting at funeral attendees who were standing along a street. Funeral attendees reportedly began shooting back at the car.

A police report provided by the Chicago Police indicated that the vehicle then came to a rest and those in the vehicle fled.

One person of interest is being questioned, Carter confirmed.

WLS-TV in Chicago reports that 10 women and five men were injured in the shooting. Six of the victims were listed as being in serious condition at local hospitals, the other nine were in good condition.

The age range of the victims spanned between 21 and 65.