A man was shot and injured, and another man struck by flying glass, when gunfire broke out during a funeral procession at Mt. Hope Cemetery on Sept. 30, according to the Chicago Police Department (CPD).
CPD 22nd District Commander Sean Joyce said the shooting occurred at 1:15 p.m. A red vehicle was part of the westbound procession, then blocked eastbound traffic at the cemetery, 11500 S. Fairfield Ave.
A black vehicle approached going east, Joyce said, and a person in that vehicle became involved in an altercation with the red vehicle.
The person in the black vehicle fired shots at the red vehicle, Joyce said, and a 53-year-old man was struck in his upper thigh. He was treated and released at Advocate Christ Medical Center.
A 30-year-old man also in the red vehicle suffered a cut on his eyelid from flying glass and was treated at OSF HealthCare Little Company of Mary Medical Center.
Joyce said the black vehicle fled north on Fairfield.
He said the funeral was for an 80-year-old man, and, at the scene that afternoon, he said the motive was unclear; 19th Ward Ald. Matt O'Shea said in a mass email to constituents that evening that it was a road rage incident and did not occur during a gang funeral.
O'Shea said he hopes a Police Observation Device (POD) camera outside the cemetery assists with the investigation, as well as home security video from nearby homes.
This story will be updated as more details become available.
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