Skip to comments.Cops: Gang member killed, another seriously wounded at funeral
Posted on 11/26/2012 1:21:03 PM PST by Responsibility2nd
Two reputed gang members were shot this afternoon at a funeral for a man who was slain on the South Side last week, 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 shortly before 12:30 p.m., across the street from the A.A. Rayner & Sons Funeral Home, police said.
They were taken in critical condition to Stroger, 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 gunned down 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."
Please pray I believe people have been hit it is Chaos about 500 people here. This is Crazy!!
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THAT, sir, I can pray for!
I say TS again. They made their bed, they have to lay in it.
You've made your barbaric bed, "revrund," now own it!
If only Chicago had a gun-control law, all this bloodshed could be avoided.
I wonder if they got to know their lord and savior, Barack Obama, before they died?
Quite a lasting legacy of success for Barry the O’s community organizing efforts, no?
Now he’s doing “for” America what he did “for” Chicago.
Why would 500 people go to a POS gangbanger's funeral?
That is what I find to be crazy.
Must’ve been a slow day for dope deliveries.
They voted for ‘more of the same’, Pastor Brooks.
It reminds me of that lawyer joke’s punchline.
two down? .... its a great start.
Its kinda a slow way to clean up the crime, two at a time, but you have to start somewhere.
Actually, we’ve got an exponential progression going here, so it might not be as slow as you think.
One gang-banger killed, then two killed at his funeral.
Later this week two GBs killed at each funeral.
Next week two killed at each of the four funerals.
Rinse and repeat. Won’t take long at all.
I’m not surprised, because this has happened before. Heck, it was a scene in the movie Colors, way back in 1988. Still, what a time we live in. Even Capone and the other Mafia types back in the day acted with more restraint at a gangster’s funeral.
Of course, most of them wouldn’t dream of shooting a cop or a newspaperman (except the very dirty Jake Lingle, who got what he deserved), either.
Just reaping what Rev Wright sowed.
Reverend, your chickens have come home to roost.
Wondering who’s going to pay for the funerals.
(the non-0bmama voters)
Some murderous cretins are earning their prime one way tickets to hell.
I’m amazed at the cold-hearted and snarky remarks on here. This pastor is asking for prayer and most of you are taking pot shots at him. Shame!
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