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2 in custody after shooting at cemetery service for homicide victim

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Two people are in custody following a shooting Wednesday afternoon at the Evergreen Park gravesite of a man who was gunned down days earlier in Palos Heights.

Officers were called about 2:50 p.m. to a report of shots fired at Evergreen Cemetery, 3401 W. 87th St., Evergreen Park police said.

Two males suspects were taken into custody as they tried to leave the cemetery.

The shooting happened during a gravesite service for 39-year-old Marud Talib, police said.

Talib, of Tinley Park, was shot multiple times about 5 p.m. Monday in the 7300 block of West Ishnala Drive in Palos Heights, according to police and the Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office. He was taken to Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, where he died of his wounds.

Evergreen Park police said the male who fired the gun and his accomplice were identified by multiple people at the cemetery and a revolver was recovered in the area.

No one was injured, police said.

An investigation was ongoing by the South Suburban Major Crimes Task Force and Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office.

Charges were pending against both males.