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22 Jul 2020 | 03:24 AM UTC

US: 14 people wounded in shooting at funeral home in Auburn Gresham, Chicago July 21 /update 1

United States of America News Alert

At least 14 people were shot and wounded in a shooting at a funeral home in Auburn Gresham, Chicago on July 21; avoid area, monitor for developments

TIMEFRAME expected from 7/22/2020, 12:00 AM until 7/24/2020, 11:59 PM (America/Chicago). COUNTRY/REGION Auburn Gresham (Chicago, IL)

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Event

At least 14 people were wounded on Tuesday evening, July 21, after a shooting took place at a funeral in the Auburn Gresham neighborhood, Chicago. Reports indicate that unidentified individuals in a black car began firing at attendees of a funeral taking place at a funeral home at 1018 W 79th St at around 18:30 (local time). Media sources state the occupants fled in multiple directions. At least 60 shell casings were reportedly located at the scene. At least 11 of the wounded victims are being treated in nearby hospitals and medical facilities.

Localized disruptions are likely in the area in the immediate term as police investigations take place.

Advice

Individuals in Auburn Gresham are advised to avoid the area of the incident in the immediate term, monitor developments, and adhere to all instructions issued by local authorities.

 

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