$15K Reward Offered In Mass Shooting Outside Gresham Funeral Home

Mike Krauser
July 22, 2020 - 1:40 pm

WBBM Newsradio/Steve Miller


CHICAGO (WBBM NEWSRADIO) -- A violence-fighting Catholic Priest from Chicago’s South Side is offering a substantial reward for information leading to the suspects in the shooting outside a funeral home Tuesday night. 

Father Michael Pfleger of St. Sabina Church, at 78th and Racine near the scene of the shooting, is offering a $15,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of the shooters who wounded 15 people Wednesday at outside Rhodes Funeral Home in Gresham.

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“$1,000 for each of the 15 victims,” the reward flyer reads.

Anyone with information is asked to call Area South detectives at 312-745-2325 or St. Sabina Church at 773-483-4300.

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A flyer from the church reads, "Silence Empowers Violence. Speak Up For Us. Break The Code Of Silence."

Reward flyer in Gresham shooting

Father Pfleger posted on Facebook after the shooting, "in my community, more folks are testing positive for bullets than COVID-19."

The shooting happened at about 6:30 p.m. as people left a funeral in the 1000 block of West 79th Street, Chicago police said.

Several police evidence markers were placed at 60 spent bullet casings lying outside the entrance to Rhodes Funeral Services.

The 15 victims were being treated at five area hospitals, police said. They were listed in conditions ranging from serious to critical. All the victims ages range from 21 to 65-years-old, police said. Ten of them are women.

Police said they were investigating the motive and couldn’t say yet if the shootings were gang-related.