Monday, August 07, 2006

#40 - Minneapolis Pizza Delivery Man Murdered

In another "high risk activity" murder, a Pizza Hut delivery man was gunned down on the North Side of Minneapolis, becoming murder victim #40 of the year.

On September 19, 2005, I reported the shooting of a Qwest worker in Minneapolis during broad daylight while on the job here and here.

On April 12, 2006, I reported shots fired at a newspaper carrier while doing his job here and here.

Too many service workers have apparently not heeded Mayor Rybak's warning about participating in "high risk activities".

KARE 11 News reports: "Pizza delivery man gunned down".

A pizza delivery driver is the latest homicide victim in Minneapolis.

The city's 40th killing this year happened on the north side about 10:00 p.m. Sunday.

Minneapolis police say the man had just finished delivering to a near 29th and Colfax when he was gunned down in the street.

"It's just a tragedy. The guy is trying to make a living and make some money and he gets shot for no reason at all," Minneapolis Police Lieutenant Michael Sauro.
The utter depravity of killing a delivery driver is something to behold. The likely motive would be robbery, but how much money would a delivery driver have on his person at any one time? I would imagine not much, which means a life was callously taken for some pocket money.

Minneapolis criminals will take a life for almost no reason at all.

Even the police don't understand it:

Officers are combing the area looking for suspects, but so far no one has been arrested. Several people did hear the shots but no one has reported seeing the shooting.

Police are trying to determine why someone would target the pizza driver.

The driver was working at the Pizza Hut at Broadway and Gerard [sic].
Let's hope this scumbag is caught soon.

[Photo courtesy KARE 11 News]