Newspaper Delivery Driver Shot


A newspaper delivery driver is in the hospital with a serious gunshot wound after a shooting in the Beaumont-Wilshire neighborhood.

On Friday, May 14, 2021 at 4:06a.m., North Precinct officers were dispatched to a shooting call in the 4400 block of Northeast Shaver Street. They located an adult male victim with a serious gunshot injury. The victim was transported to the hospital by ambulance. His injuries are serious but not believed to be life threatening.

The Enhanced Community Safety Team (ECST) responded to investigate. They learned the victim and a female passenger were driving slowly down the street delivering newspapers when a suspect in another vehicle fired at them through the windshield of the unmarked delivery van. The suspect left the scene. No suspect description is being released at this time.

ECST is asking that if anyone witnessed this shooting, please reach out. Or, if neighbors might have surveillance video from that neighborhood at about 4:00a.m., they're asked to review their footage and notify investigators if there was anything captured that might be related.

Please reference case number 21-129557.