MINNEAPOLIS - A pizza delivery driver was critically injured when he was shot after making his last delivery of the night.
Police say the incident happened near East 31st Street and 3rd Avenue South around 3 a.m. Saturday.
Thirty-year-old Andrew Gryskiewicz works for Dulono's Pizza. The restaurant owner identified him and posted on Facebook that Gryskiewicz was found in his car slumped over. He was rushed to Hennepin County Medical Center and had to have surgery to repair a hole in his heart.
“The bullet him square on the shoulder,” said Duffy Boese, Andrew’s father speaking outside HCMC. “The bullet traveled through his lung then through his heart, it hit his right ventricle,” he added “the bullet is still lodged in his liver.”
Gryskiewicz remains listed in critical condition, but his family tells KARE 11 he woke up Sunday and his breathing tube was able to be removed.
“And he’s responding to us,” said his father. “So that’s huge, that’s huge!”
Not much is known about what led to the shooting of the delivery driver who will celebrate his 31st birthday next Sunday.
“We’re not sure if he was targeted at his last delivery or if he was targeted at a stoplight in route back to the store” said Dulono’s owner Jared Gruett.
No one has been arrested and Minneapolis police are asking anyone with information to come forward.
“If he would shoot someone like Andrew, minding his business doing his job, he would shoot me or you or anyone else” said Boese, “clearly this is a dangerous person.”
Click here to visit Gryskiewicz's GoFundMe page.