Two Shot - at Gang Funeral
- Shots rang out, causing panic and chaos as hundreds of mourners were
leaving a Catholic church on the South Side following funeral services
Monday for a slain reputed gang member.
As people scattered for exits, a woman knocked Deborah Echols-Moore, 59, to the floor and fell atop her. Her shoes were thrown off her feet. When she stood back up, she fled barefoot out a door.
“When I came outside, you still can hear shooting. Boom! Boom! Boom! I still ran…people was running behind me,” the longtime CTA employee said not long after the 12:30 p.m. shooting. “You didn’t know which way to go or what to do. All I knew to do was run for my life.”
Chicago police said one man was killed, another critically injured in the bloodshed at St. Columbanus Church. Police identified both as Gangster Disciples members and convicted felons, illustrating once again the high risks of gang membership in a year in which rising homicides have brought Chicago unwanted national attention.
All we can figure is this is part of the "gang eradication" strategy McStreetlights has been talking about:
- Allow police staffing numbers to dwindle to dangerous levels;
- Watch shootings rise and the homicide rate skyrocket;
- Clean up the dead;
Results? Less gang bangers today = Less shootings in the long term.