Driver shot during delivery to vacant house

June 16, 2002

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Police are investigating a June 16 shooting of a Nashville pizza delivery driver.

According to, the driver told police he was shot while attempting to deliver an order to what turned out to be a vacant home on the city's north side.

When he arrived at the address, he got out of the car and saw several men and women on the front porch wearing towels over their faces. When the driver got back in his car to flee, police say someone fired a shotgun into his car.

The driver, who was not identified, managed to return to the pizzeria, where an ambulance was called. His injuries are not life-threatening.

Though the suspects didn't steal anything, police are treating the assault as an armed robbery.

Topics: Crime

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