Chicago police say that fourteen people were wounded on Tuesday during a shooting at a Chicago funeral home. One person was in custody, and the victims’ conditions weren’t immediately known, Chicago Police First Deputy Superintendent Eric Carter told reporters Tuesday night.
Carter said the shooting, in the city’s Auburn Gresham neighborhood, occurred after a speeding black car opened fire on funeral attendees Tuesday evening. People at the funeral returned fire before the car sped away and crashed, Carter said. The people in the car then fled in different directions. Carter didn’t say who the funeral was for, and a motive remained unclear.
The shooting comes amid a spike in gun violence in Chicago. At least 70 people were shot in the city over the weekend, and another 25 people were struck by gunfire Monday.
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