Grand Crossing

At least 2 in critical condition after shooting outside Chicago funeral home

The shooting occurred outside the Leak & Sons Funeral home

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At least two people were seriously hurt in a shooting late Wednesday morning outside a funeral home in Chicago's Grand Crossing neighborhood, the Chicago Fire Department said.

According to authorities, officers responded to a call of service around 10:45 a.m. Wednesday in the 7800 block of S. Cottage Grove Avenue, outside the Leak & Sons Funeral home.

Police said two males were standing near the sidewalk when someone inside of a vehicle drove by and fired shots. According to officials, a man, 38, was struck in the face, head and neck, and was transported to a nearby hospital in critical condition.

A second man, 43, was struck in the jaw and self-transported to a nearby hospital, officials said. He was last listed in critical condition.

Earlier reports from first responders and a spokesperson for the funeral home indicated three people may have been shot.

The Leak & Sons Funeral home told NBC Chicago the victims were leaving a funeral at the time of the incident. No one inside the funeral home was injured, the spokesperson added.

The funeral home also said officers were present prior to the shooting as a precaution as the service held was for the victim of a crime.

Photos and video from the scene showed a heavy police presence outside the funeral home, with yellow police tape blocking off neighboring businesses.

No further details were provided.

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