ChicagoBlues.com is reporting that the Chicago Blues community has received shocking and tragic news today. Energetic young blues man Eric “Guitar” Davis was shot and killed early this morning. He was headed home after hanging out late at the Kingston Mines blues club on Halsted Ave in Chicago. Davis was a fiery performer with a bright future who will be sorely missed. He was just signed to Delmark Records — an indication of his rapidly rising star.
The son of well-known blues drummer Bobby “Top Hat” Davis, Davis had a reputation for being a consummate professional. He had two small children.
A 72-year old church deacon known for working with children was also shot to death minutes earlier and just blocks away. As he pulled up in the 7000 block of South East End Avenue, Police said he was ambushed by gunmen who opened fire on his Chevy sedan.
About a half hour later, Davis was found dead in a car around three blocks north, in the 6700 block of South East End Avenue, police said. He had also been shot several times.
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