A gunman opened fire outside a Chicago funeral home Friday, injuring 14 people, police said. Among the wounded were several children, and one child was in critical condition.
At least two women were taken to hospitals in serious condition with gunshot wounds and other victims had lesser injuries. Three children, ages 9, 9 and 10, were injured with graze wounds, police said.
Police did not immediately provide a motive for the shooting, which occurred outside the De La Salle Church, near the intersection of East 33rd Street and North Avers Avenue.
“We cannot just have a snapshot of a family to have your heart broken, because one member was shot and killed,” said city councilman Michael Scott, who represents the area. “Now you have a few traumatized children, you have a grieving family.”
No one had been arrested as of early Saturday.
The names of the deceased and the survivors were not immediately released.
Journalists on the scene captured images of a crowd sheltering behind a yellow metal security barrier that runs between the funeral home and the neighboring church.