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Man found fatally shot in Chatham

Officers heard gunshots in the first block of East 79th Street and found the man lying on the ground with multiple gunshot wounds to the chest,

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A 36-year-old man was found fatally shot Saturday morning in Chatham on the South Side.

About 5:10 a.m., officers heard gunshots in the first block of East 79th Street and found the man lying on the ground with multiple gunshot wounds to the chest, Chicago police said.

Someone in a light-colored sedan had fired shots at him and fled the scene, according to police.

The man was taken to the University of Chicago Medical Center where he was pronounced. The Cook County medical examiner’s office identified him as James Antonio Scales, a resident of South Shore.

No one is in custody, police said.