Man killed in shooting near South Side post office

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Police are searching for the gunman wanted in the fatal drive-by shooting of a man on Chicago’s South Side this morning.

34-year-old Eric Chism was standing on the corner at 75th and Colfax in the city’s South Shore neighborhood when a drive-by shooting occurred.  He may not have been the intended target.

There was a large police presence around the area today, as officers look for the shooter.   Outside the post office at 75th and exchange, employee cars are now scarred with bullet holes.

Chism was a father and worked construction.  His longtime Tonya Edwards  says she is looking for a way to tell their 7-year-old daughter that her dad, whom with she spent so much time, is gone.
“I don’t know how to find the words really,” Edwards said.  “I don’t know how I’m going to have a conversation with him. They were so close and she’s used to seeing him every day.”

It is unclear at this time if the federal investigators could get involved because of the damage caused on post office grounds, which is a federal facility.


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