Suspects sought after Chicago mass shooting

Fifteen people were shot outside a Chicago funeral home Tuesday. One person is being questioned in the incident, while several other suspects are being sought.

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July 22, 2020 - 9:57 AM

This map shows the location of a shooting outside a Chicago funeral home Tuesday. Fifteen people were shot in the incident. Photo by Google Maps

CHICAGO (AP) — Fifteen people were shot, one person was being questioned and multiple suspects were being sought after gunfire erupted outside a funeral home on Chicago’s South Side as the federal government moved forward on plans to deploy more agents to the city where violence is spiking.

First Deputy Superintendent Eric Carter said mourners outside a funeral home in the Gresham neighborhood were fired upon Tuesday from a passing vehicle. Carter said several targets of the shooting returned fire. The vehicle later crashed and the occupants fled in several directions. Carter said all the victims were adults.

A person of interest was being questioned Tuesday night but no arrests had been made, police said.

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