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Pizza delivery driver reportedly shot, carjacked

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Drivers from the Papa John's Pizza at Winchester Road are now on the edge –  because this is not the first time one of their own was looking down the barrel of a gun. Drivers from the Papa John's Pizza at Winchester Road are now on the edge – because this is not the first time one of their own was looking down the barrel of a gun.
The delivery driver was robbed and shot on Cypress Lake Drive Thursday night. The delivery driver was robbed and shot on Cypress Lake Drive Thursday night.

(WMC-TV) - Police continue to look for suspects who shot and then stole a car from a Memphis pizza delivery driver on the job. Drivers from the Papa John's Pizza at Winchester Road are now on the edge –  because this is not the first time one of their own was looking down the barrel of a gun.

Shock came over Jasmine Johnson who lives at the Madison Apartments when she learned a pizza delivery driver was robbed and shot on Cypress Lake Drive Thursday night.

"Well ain't that a shame. Dang, that makes me nervous now," she said. "I guess people are desperate these days they feel like, 'I've got to get in from somewhere.' "

Police said after critically wounding the driver, the suspects stole his car. Investigators later recovered it in the complex.

For Papa John's co-workers, the fear is all too familiar.

Less than two years ago a driver from the same location was lured to a vacant home, but he fought back when an armed suspect tried to rob him.

Within the past three years, two pizza men have been shot and killed on the job.

Friends, and even strangers, hope the latest victim survives.

"It's just sad, though. Somebody actually has a job and can't even do his job because people want to rob him," said Johnson.

Police said the victim was hospitalized in critical condition. They are still looking for the suspects in this shooting.

If you have any information call CrimeStoppers at 901-528 CASH.,

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