Paul Cruz shot to death in drive-by near his home in East Side

A man fatally shot Sunday evening near his home in the East Side neighborhood on the Far South Side has been identified as 31-year-old Paul Cruz.

Cruz was outside just after 5 p.m. in the 10300 block of South Avenue M when a dark-colored SUV pulled up and someone inside fired shots, according to Chicago Police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

Cruz was shot in the abdomen and was pronounced dead at the scene at 5:29 p.m., authorities said. He lived a block away in the 10300 block of South Avenue L.

A GoFundMe page has been set up to help with funeral expenses for Cruz, who had one young daughter.

—Chicago Sun-Times Wire

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