At least 6 shot outside funeral home Far South Side

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CHICAGO -- At least six people were wounded in a shooting outside of a funeral home on Chicago’s South Side Monday.

A man is in critical condition with a gunshot wound to the head.

All others are said to be stable at various hospitals.  No one was killed.

A gunman opened fire on a crowd leaving a funeral at the Bethlehem Star Missionary Baptist Church near 92nd Street and Cottage Grove Avenue in the Burnside neighborhood.

Neighbors told WGN News they heard at least 40 or 50 gunshots.

“There was a funeral taking place at the time of this incident,” said Chicago police sergeant Rocco Alioto. “At this time still trying to establish if that played a role in this incident and what role that played.”

The crime scene stretched for nearly three blocks.  Detectives found shell casings in the streets and gangways between homes.  Other investigators canvassed for surveillance video.

“There are no offenders in custody,” Alioto said. “We’re still working on trying to establish a motive and an offender description.”

Police are asking for the public’s help and asking anyone that may have cell phone video or any other information to contact them at Area South or anonymously through the tip line.

 

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