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CHICAGO -- A man's body was discovered early Tuesday morning in a burning auto repair shop.

The body of 56-year-old Edward MacArthur was discovered by firefighters as they put out a blaze had his South East Side Auto Mechanic on 80th and Stony.

An autopsy on MacArthur's body scheduled for later this week. But police say  MacArthur had a gunshot wound to the head.  A gun found near his body.

Friends and loved ones grieved the loss of the mechanic known affectionately by his many friends and admirers as Eddie Mac.

He leaves behind two daughters and many grandchildren.


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