6 people shot outside funeral service for Chicago rapper

A shooting following a funeral service Monday afternoon in the Burnside neighborhood left six people wounded.

The shooting happened about 12:15 p.m. after a funeral service outside Bethlehem Star Missionary Baptist Church, 9231 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago police said.

The funeral was for a 25-year-old Chicago rapper, Vantrease R. Criss, who was shot and killed Oct. 9 in the Washington Park neighborhood on the South Side, according to police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

The most seriously wounded was a male who was shot in the head and in critical condition at University of Chicago Medical Center, police said. His age was not immediately known.

Also at U. of C. Medical Center were a 25-year-old man shot in the arm, a 27-year-old woman shot in the leg and lower body and a 24-year-old man male shot in the leg, police said. An 18-year-old man was shot and taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, and a 23-year-old man shot in the leg was taken to Advocate Trinity Hospital. All five had been stabilized.