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Shooting At Funeral Leaves 20+ Shot, Suspects Unknown, Funeral Attendees Fired Back

CHICAGO, ILLINOIS — A funeral for Donnie Weathersby, who was shot and killed last week in Chicago, turned extremely violent after a vehicle rolled up and people inside started firing at the crowd.

At least 14 people were wounded Tuesday evening in a mass shooting directed at people attending a funeral 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.

via cbslocal.com

Police said in a news conference that a patrol car was outside the funeral and sent there as a precaution, but would not say if gang violence was the reason for the patrol car being there.

At least 60 rounds were fired, and all injured parties were taken to 5 different area hospitals.

The number of victims was not immediately clear, but the Fire Department was able to shed light on the number of people transported via ambulance, as well as the number of people self transporting.

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.

One person, who was apparently inside the vehicle, is in police custody.

A press conference was held, which can be viewed below.

The shooting comes shortly after 150 agents were sent to Chicago by Homeland Security to help with the surge in violence that the city has been experiencing.

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