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Chicago funeral ends in bloodbath


Funeral for gang member is attacked by rival gang.

From Chicago Tribune…

A reputed gang member was killed, and another seriously wounded, at a funeral for a man who was gunned down last week on the South Side, with a minister at the services tweeting afterward, “This is Crazy.”

The two men were shot outside St. Columbanus Church in the 300 block of East 71st Street, across the street from the A.A. Rayner & Sons Funeral Home, shortly before 12:30 p.m., police said.

They were taken to Stroger Hospital, where one of them was pronounced dead. The other victim was in critical condition, according to Chicago Fire Department spokesman Will Knight. Both victims are convicted felons and known gang members, police said. Two guns were recovered at the scene.

The shooting occurred after the funeral for James Holman, 32, who was slain last week at an apartment building in the Washington Park neighborhood, according to police and the minister who was presiding, the Rev. Corey Brooks.

“I just preached a funeral and gunfire has broke out,” Brooks tweeted. “Chaos about 500 people here. This is Crazy!!

“Please pray for Chicago,” he added in a later tweet. “This is horrible.”