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Police: Funeral home shooting that hurt 7 stemmed from feud

October 2, 2020 GMT
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Evidence is gathered after reports of a shooting at Serenity Funeral Home Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2020 in Milwaukee. Several people have been shot and wounded in an apparent drive-by shooting outside the funeral home, but all are expected to survive. Acting Police Chief Michael Brunson said all of the injured are expected to survive and were in stable condition Wednesday at a local hospital. (Rick Wood /Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel via AP)
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Evidence is gathered after reports of a shooting at Serenity Funeral Home Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2020 in Milwaukee. Several people have been shot and wounded in an apparent drive-by shooting outside the funeral home, but all are expected to survive. Acting Police Chief Michael Brunson said all of the injured are expected to survive and were in stable condition Wednesday at a local hospital. (Rick Wood /Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel via AP)

MILWAUKEE (AP) — A drive-by shooting that left seven people wounded outside a Milwaukee funeral home was not a random attack, but the result of an ongoing feud between two separate parties, according to police.

Officials did not elaborate in a news release Thursday on the dispute or whether it was connected to the homicide victim that had brought mourners to Serenity Funeral Home on Wednesday afternoon.

Shots were fired from a passing vehicle into a crowd that had gathered for the funeral of Braxton Taylor, a 26-year-old whose slaying remains unsolved.

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All of the injured, including men and women ranging in age from 20 to 48 years old, were hospitalized in stable condition, according to acting Milwaukee Police Chief Michael Brunson.

Police said they were working with other law enforcement agencies to arrest the person or people who fired the shots. The FBI has offered a $10,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of a suspect or suspects.

The funeral home shooting came on a violent day in Milwaukee in which at least nine others were shot in seven separate shootings, including two who died, police said.