Man fatally shot leaving gang member’s funeral

November 21, 2008

hospitalA 29-year-old man was killed late Thursday after being shot leaving a gang member’s funeral in the South Side’s Gage Park neighborhood, police said.

The shooting happened at 7:41 p.m. in the 5200 block of South Kedzie Avenue, according to police News Affairs.

The man was leaving a funeral home parking lot following a gang member’s funeral when someone fired shots, striking the man. The shooter then fled the scene, police said.

Neal Zarei, of the 4600 block of South Winchester Avenue, was pronounced dead at John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County at 8:17 p.m., a Cook County Medical Examiner’s spokesman said.

Police said the shooting was gang-related but no one was in custody at 5:30 a.m. Friday.

Wentworth Area detectives are investigating.

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