A DoorDash delivery driver was shot and wounded Wednesday night during an apparent carjacking attempt in Minneapolis' Hawthorne neighborhood, according to a police report.
The man was struck in the shoulder but was expected to survive the shooting, which occurred about 10:37 p.m. in the 3000 block of Emerson Avenue N., the report said. No arrests had been announced as of Thursday.
Officers responded to reports of the shooting and found the victim several blocks away. He told them he had been in the area delivering food for DoorDash when three people emerged from a house and tried to take his car, the report said.
The man told police he fought with one of the suspects before getting back into his car to drive away. But the other two suspects moved in front of his vehicle to block its escape, and one fired a shot through his windshield, striking him.
No other information about the incident was available Thursday.
In another North Side shooting overnight Wednesday, a man appeared at an area hospital with a noncritical gunshot wound to his leg after being shot in the area of N. 6th Street and Lowry Avenue, police said. No arrests were announced in the case as of Thursday.
The shootings come amid an unprecedented surge of gun violence in Minneapolis. Even as some crime categories have leveled off after spiking in 2020, the number of shootings in the city continues to rise.
This year, at least 356 people have been wounded or killed by gunfire, compared with 274 at this point last year, according to police crime statistics.
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