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Funeral Home Shooting in California Injures 5

Funeral Home Shooting in California Injures 5
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By    |   Friday, 15 June 2018 11:21 AM

A funeral home shooting in California injured at least five people Thursday evening. The reason for it apparently was still only known to the victims and the shooter, who remained at large.

The shooting occurred outside the Chapel of the Chimes in Hayward, where an evening visitation was scheduled to take place, ABC 7 reported.

The conditions of the victims were not immediately known. Three had to be rushed to a hospital by paramedics while the fourth managed to transport himself to the hospital.

A fifth victim was found near the scene by police.

The circumstances surrounding the incident were still unclear, Fox News reported.

Denise Pagan happened to be driving past a cemetery where the funeral home is located when the shooting occurred.

"As we were driving by the cemetery, I could see a cluster of people at a gravesite, and it was after seven, so it couldn't have been a funeral," she told CBS News.

"So something was going on. And then, as we were driving by the cemetery, two people came running out from (a) parking lot just completely distressed … so something was really, really wrong."

Kamille Varilla De Guzman was in the funeral home when the shooting took place.

"The funeral director told us to stay inside because there was a shooting, something related to gang activity, and so we were on lockdown for at least an hour," she told CBS News.

Shootings around funerals are not at all rare. Whatever bad feelings may have led to a death don’t stop at a funeral home’s door or the cemetery gate.

Earlier this year, in Savannah, a 12-year-old boy was shot at the Bonaventure Funeral Home while attending the funeral of murder suspect Ricky Boyd, who was killed during a police-involved shooting, WSAV reported.

In May 2015, two people were wounded in a shooting outside an Albany Park funeral home during a wake for a notorious gang member, The Chicago Tribune reported.

In 2014, Gai Scott, nephew of VH1 reality show star and rapper Raymond "Benzino" Scott, made headlines after being accused of shooting his uncle while traveling in a funeral procession on their way to a church in Plymouth, Mass.

The 36-year-old reportedly pulled up alongside Benzino Scott's vehicle and shot at him.

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A funeral home shooting in California injured at least five people Thursday evening. The reason for it apparently was still only known to the victims and the shooter, who remained at large.
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