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Four shot during funeral procession in Oak Park

Police say shootnig during Oak Park funeral procession was targeted
Police say shootnig during Oak Park funeral procession was targeted 01:45

CHICAGO (CBS) -- Four people were shot at a funeral procession Saturday afternoon, leaving Oak Park residents on edge. 

The shooting happened in the 900 block of Madison Street as part of a funeral procession.

Two of the four people shot were listed in critical condition Saturday night, and the other two are expected to recover. 

Police say the incident is believed to have been targeted among members of the procession without any impact to bystanders.  

4 hurt in shooting during funeral procession in Oak Park 01:42

Business owners along the street say there are a lot of funeral processions that use the route, so they didn't think anything of it when another one started Saturday with some cars blocking traffic in the intersection to allow mourners through. 

But the next thing they heard was bullets, shot after shot, dozens of rounds. 

At least one business owner said she was not surprised by what happened. 

"This is something that we talk about very often," said business owner Tara Gerou. "I don't think that it is an easy answer because we want to be respectful of people's ability to mourn their dead, but when that ability now interferes with our public safety in our communities, it becomes a difficult topic." 

 Video online shows the chaos after bullets flew in the middle of the busy Oak Park street Saturday.

"It was very unsettling how desensitized perhaps we become when this is the third shooting that has happened in a while, in ... about a week and a half or two weeks. We have had three shootings. One in front of an elementary school where my son goes to school, one right down the street just earlier this week and now what feels way too close to home," Gerou said. 

According to Social media posts, the procession was for a man named Jamal Goings who was found lying on his back with a gunshot wound in an Edgewater alley on May 23. 

Madison street has since reopened 1:45 a.m. with traffic traveling in both directions. 

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