Food delivery driver shot during carjacking in Chapel Hill, police say

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CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (WNCN) – A food delivery driver was shot multiple times during an early Friday morning carjacking just north of downtown Chapel Hill, police said.

Reports of gunshots were made to Chapel Hill police just before 1 a.m. from the 300 block of Umstead Drive, police said.

Responding officers found a man at the scene who had been shot multiple times. He was taken to nearby UNC Hospitals for treatment.

Chapel Hill police’s investigation revealed a food delivery driver was in the area making a delivery when he was shot and robbed of his vehicle.

Neighbors who asked to remain anonymous said the victim was delivering cookies to college students.

“We were just waiting for the order and at like 12:45 a.m. it was supposed to come,” one neighbor said. “They usually call to say that they’re here and we never got a call.”

They heard gunshots a few minutes later. The delivery driver never made it to the front door.

“I then heard some cars pulling out and looked out my window and saw a car leave and a man lying in the driveway,” a neighbor said. “I called 911 and came out with a t-shirt and belt in case we needed to make a turban it because we didn’t really know what was going on.”

The victim’s condition was not known.

“This doesn’t happen here, especially not on this street, exactly, in the middle of a forest, right by the police station, on someone’s driveway, with a delivery guy, is very weird and unexpected.”

Police said the suspect took off in the victim’s 2014 green Toyota Avalon XL with with NC license plate HHF-6582. Anyone who sees that car should call Chapel Hill-Carrboro-UNC Crimestoppers at 919-942-7515.

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