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Man dies year after being shot at South Side gang funeral

Updated: October 24, 2013 9:36AM

Almost one year after Deonte Ousley was shot outside a funeral for a slain gang member, the 27-year-old died from wounds he received on the front steps of a crowded South Side church that November day.

Ousley and 21-year-old Sherman Miller were both gunned down outside St. Columbanus Catholic Church while attending a funeral for 32-year-old James Holman, authorities said.

The two were on the front steps of the church in the 300 block of East 71st when a gunman fired shots in their direction just after noon Nov. 26, 2012, police said.

Miller, who police say was a member of the Gangster Disciples, died on the scene, according to the Medical Examiner’s office. Ousley died early Wednesday morning while in hospice care, according to the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office.

Ousley also belonged to the Gangster Disciples and had an extensive arrest history, police said.

No one is in custody for either homicide.

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