Man killed in Gary shooting as funeral lets out ID'd

Gary police said another 41-year-old man was shot, as well

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Sunday, November 14, 2021
Gary Fatal Shooting: 1 dead, 1 injured after gunman fires into crowd leaving funeral at St. Monica and Luke Church, police say
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A gunman opened fire on a crowd as a funeral was letting out Saturday at St. Monica and Luke Church in Gary, Indiana.

GARY, Ind. (WLS) -- The man killed after a gunman opened fire on a crowd as a funeral was letting out in Gary Saturday afternoon has been identified.

Two men, both 41, were shot just before 2:20 p.m., one fatally, according to the Gary Police Department.

The Lake County, Indiana Coroner's Office said Degerie Scott, 41, of Gary died just after 2:45 p.m. Saturday.

Several cars were left riddled with bullet holes in the parking lot outside St. Monica and Luke Church, in the 600-block of Rhode Island Street.

The wounded victim, also from Gary, had stabilized, police said.

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In a news release, the Diocese of Gary said family had received permission to rent the church's parish hall for a repast following a burial of a family member.

The diocese confirms the family who rented the hall were not parishioners.

"We pray for the family and their loved ones, may (they) be comforted as they begin to process this terrible tragedy," said Bishop Robert McClory.

Gary Mayor Jerome Prince offered his condolences, saying "It is beyond comprehension how anyone can attack a family already in mourning."

No one is in custody.

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