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One person shot during quarrel at funeral service in Maywood

Gunman opens fire during funeral at church in Maywood
Gunman opens fire during funeral at church in Maywood 00:22

MAYWOOD, Ill. (CBS) -- One person was shot at a funeral service in Maywood Friday afternoon.

Maywood police said on Friday morning, a family funeral service was being held at the Rock of Ages Baptist Church, at 1309 Madison St. in the western suburb.

A family quarrel occurred during the funeral, police said. As CBS 2's Sara Machi reported, a witness said there was the family quarrel had to do with who would be let into the funeral.

Maywood police officers were sent to the scene and began trying to defuse the quarrel.

While this was happening – with the officers right there – a person pulled a gun and shot someone, police said. The victim's condition was not immediately available.

Police did not say where exactly that shooting happened.

We heard from one witness who got caught in the middle of everything as chaos spilled out of the church and into the street. She says there were people running in the streets, many of them children.

The witness said she has gone to Rock of Ages Baptist Church since she was 9 years old and never expected to see something like this.

"I tried to reverse to get out the way, but there was so many people running and cars trying to come – and then the person who was shooting, they got in there and they drove down this way," the witness said.

Two people of interest were taken into custody on the spot, police said. No charges have been announced.\

Illinois State Police are assisting Maywood police with the investigation.

Anyone with information on the incident is asked to call Maywood Police Investigations Sgt. Pezdek at (708) 368-4131, or the Maywood Police Department Anonymous Tip Line at (708) 450-1787.

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