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Mass shooting leaves multiple victims at funeral home on Chicago’s South Side

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A mass shooting has left multiple victims near a funeral home on Chicago’s South Side.  

Authorities said 11 people were taken to hospital following a shooting Tuesday evening in the Auburn Gresham community.

The Chicago Fire Department said all 11 victims are in a serious to critical condition. 

The ages and genders of the victims are currently unknown. 

Police have not released any further details, including how many shooters there were, if they are still active or if any arrests have been made.  

A mass shooting has left multiple victims at a funeral home on Chicago's South Side (pictured the scene)

A mass shooting has left multiple victims at a funeral home on Chicago’s South Side (pictured the scene) 

Initial reports said at least 13 people have been taken to hospital following a shooting Tuesday evening in the Auburn Gresham community (the scene above)

Initial reports said at least 13 people have been taken to hospital following a shooting Tuesday evening in the Auburn Gresham community (the scene above)

The incident took place around 6:30 p.m. near a funeral home in the 1000-block of West 79th Street, according to ABC7 News. 

Rhodes Funeral Service is located in that area.  

Reports on social media claim gunshot rung out as people were leaving a funeral for a shooting victim. 

Fire officials told ABC7 that nine of the victims were taken to hospitals by emergency services, while at least two others drove themselves to hospital.  

Witnesses on the scene told CBS 2 they were inside the funeral home when they heard shots being fired.  

Footage from the scene shows the area cordoned off by police tape and several emergency services vehicles in the area.  

Police Superintendent Eric Carter is expected to make an update on the incident soon. 

This comes after President Trump vowed to send in 150 federal agents to tackle violence in Chicago – a move that Mayor Lori Lightfoot said she would ‘under no circumstances’ allow to happen. 

Footage from the scene shows the area cordoned off by police tape and several emergency services vehicles in the area

Footage from the scene shows the area cordoned off by police tape and several emergency services vehicles in the area

Rhodes Funeral Services on the 1000-block of West 79th Street. The incident took place at a funeral home in this area

Rhodes Funeral Services on the 1000-block of West 79th Street. The incident took place at a funeral home in this area 

This story is developing 

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