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Man Shot in Road Rage Incident During Funeral Procession on Far South Side

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Chicago police are continuing their investigation into a road rage incident during a pair of funeral processions that left a 53-year-old man injured by gunfire and multiple others injured by flying glass.

According to authorities, the incident occurred in the city’s Kennedy Park neighborhood on the Far South Side at approximately 1:15 p.m. Wednesday.

Two funeral processions were blocking 115th Street as they entered Mount Hope Cemetery. Police say another driver not involved in either procession tried to get around the cars, and that led to an argument with another driver.

“Words were exchanged between the two vehicles,” 19th Ward Ald. Matt O’Shea said.

The altercation ended with multiple gunshots, as a 53-year-old man was hit by the gunfire.

A 7-year-old boy and a 30-year-old man were also injured by shattered glass. None of the individuals were involved in the argument, and they are all expected to survive.

O’Shea says Mount Hope has been targeted during gang funerals in the past, but that this incident was not gang-related.

Chicago police are reviewing camera footage from near the scene.

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