At least 14 people were injured by gunfire Tuesday in a shooting at a funeral in the city of Chicago, local officials said.

The shooting occurred at about 6:30 p.m. local time (11:30 p.m. GMT) when several individuals, from a black vehicle, opened fire on the funeral home on the south side of the city, police spokesman Eric Carter said.

Some of the funeral attendees responded by shooting at the vehicle, which ended up in an accident and with its occupants on the run.

Carter said police stopped “a person of interest” who is being questioned.

The police spokesman also explained that about 60 bullets were recovered at the scene of the shooting.

A spokesman for the Chicago Fire Department, Larry Langford, said many of the injured people are in serious condition.

Although authorities did not make public the reason for the shooting, Carter confirmed that a police car was assigned to the funeral, which is common when the deceased has gang ties.

The CBS television network reported that the deceased was a male who was shot in the head and torso last week.

Local media also revealed that police had been warned that an ambush was being prepared during the funeral, which Carter did not confirm.


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