TWO people were reportedly injured in a shooting on Friday afternoon at the funeral of gun violence victim Christopher Jones Jr at Shiloh Temple.
Cops say that a group of suspects fled the scene of the Minneapolis shooting.
A vehicle was located a short time later and multiple people were arrested, Minneapolis police spokesman John Elder added.
It has not been confirmed that the shooter was among those detained.
A man is reported to be in a critical condition in Hennepin County Medical Center after the incident.
A second victim was also brought to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
Bishop Richard Howell confirmed to KARE11 that the shooting took place outside of 24-year-old Jones Jr’s funeral at around 12.40pm.
He was the man fatally shot outside a nightclub in downtown Minneapolis on May 22.
The incident also claimed the life of pending University of St. Thomas graduate Charlie Johnson, KARE11 reports.
It is not clear if Friday’s shooting is directly linked to Jones Jr’s death.
Bishop Howel said that an argument broke out between two groups in the church and spilled out to the parking lot where shots were fired.
“All of a sudden the crowd that was outside came running into the church saying, ‘they’re shooting they’re shooting they’re shooting’,” he told Fox9.
He claimed it appeared to be linked to a “rivalry” between people at the funeral.
The bishop added that it appeared two people “wanted to have it out between themselves.”
“To host a funeral of this magnitude, of course, we certainly have to understand that there’s a lot of grief a lot of mourning and a lot of anger,” Howell said.
“We understand that, but we certainly have to understand what steps to take so we cannot have this repeated again.”
Jawan Contrail Carroll, the man charged with Jones Jr’s death, is associated with violent north Minneapolis street gang the Tre Tre’s, according to the criminal complaint filed against him.
It claims that Carroll had a verbal exchange with Jones Jr outside the nightclub on the night of May 22.
Jones was allegedly punched before Carroll pulled out a gun and opened fire, killing him, KARE11 states.
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