Chicago man shot to death was postal worker, aspiring actor

CHICAGO (CBS) — A man who was just getting his start as an actor is one of the latest victims of Chicago gun violence.

He was one of two men killed in a drive-by late Friday night in the Austin neighborhood. CBS 2’s Shardaa Gray sat down with the victim’s father.

“I mean, it’s hard,” said Herman Lofton.

Fighting through the tears and pain, Lofton is trying to face the reality his son, 29-year-old Xavier Lofton, was shot and killed Friday night.

“I couldn’t imagine in a million years that I would be getting a call about any of my kids, especially him,” the elder Lofton said.

Lofton said his son was a postal worker who was also an aspiring actor who just landed a couple of roles in independent movies.

Chicago police said Friday night, Lofton and a 29-year-old woman were in a vehicle driving southbound on Cicero Avenue when someone in a beige SUV began firing shots.

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