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Shooting on Madison Street under investigation

June 10, 2023 - Oak Park Police are investigating a shooting that occurred in the midst of a funeral procession at about 1 p.m. Saturday on the 900 block of Madison St. that left four Chicago men with gunshot wounds.

Police officials say the funeral procession was traveling westbound on Madison from Chicago to a cemetery in Des Plaines when passengers in a white pickup truck pulled alongside one of the vehicles in the procession and began firing weapons, striking two passengers. Both victims were transported to Loyola Medical Center where one is in critical condition and the other is in critical but stable condition.

Two passengers in a second vehicle in the processional were also struck with gunfire. Both victims self-transported to Rush Oak Park Hospital and were treated for non-life-threatening injuries. Multiple shell casings were recovered at the scene but no bystanders were injured in the shooting.

“While there is no indication of any further threat to the community stemming from this incident, any act of gun violence such as this does great harm to our collective sense of safety,” Police Chief Shatonya Johnson said. “Our job as law enforcement officials is to bring the individual or individuals responsible for this crime to justice to make clear that senseless gun violence has no place in our community or any community for that matter.”

Police officials say the standard protocol is for funeral homes to alert law enforcement agencies along the route of potentially high-risk funeral processions so officers can assist with traffic flow and the safety of participants and the public along the route. No such alert was provided prior to today’s processional.

Madison Street remains closed in both directions in the vicinity of the shooting as the investigation continues. Anyone with information is asked to call the Oak Park Police Department at 708.386.3800. Information may be provided anonymously by calling 708.434.1636 or online at