Man dropped off at South Side hospital dies of multiple gunshot wounds

SHARE Man dropped off at South Side hospital dies of multiple gunshot wounds
SHARE Man dropped off at South Side hospital dies of multiple gunshot wounds

A man died after he was shot multiple times and dropped off at a hospital early Thursday on the South Side.

Joseph Lewis, 39, was outside in the 7900 block of South Essex about 2:40 a.m. when someone began firing shots, striking him multiple times, police said.

Friends took Lewis—who lived three blocks north of the shooting—to South Shore Hospital, where was pronounced dead at 3:27 a.m., police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office said.

A police source said the man had gang affiliations.

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