A man who was shot in the face while delivering food for Doordash Thursday night in Linda Vista is expected to survive his injuries, San Diego police said.
The driver, 20, had just picked up an order from Jack in the Box on Linda Vista Road when he was shot, SDPD Officer Darius Jamsetjee said.
He was shot at least once in the cheek and crashed into a traffic signal pole near a Chevron gas station, Jamsetjee said.
The victim's injuries are considered non-life-threatening at this time, according to Jamsetjee. He was taken to a nearby hospital for treatment.
DoorDash said it cooperates with law enforcement whenever it receives a request for information from them. It also stated that DoorDash has reached out to the victim's loved ones.
“The safety of our community is paramount, and this senseless act of violence is deeply saddening," DoorDash said in a statement on Friday. "We have been in touch with the Dasher’s family to offer our support, and we wish him a quick and full recovery. We remain in contact with law enforcement, and stand ready to assist in any way we can.”
The company added that it will roll out a new safety feature that will include an emergency help button that will allow drivers to connect with emergency services.
There was no suspect description, and the events leading up to the shooting were unclear.
This story is developing and will be updated as new information is available.