Uber Eats deliveryman wanted in fatal shooting of customer in Atlanta

A man was shot multiple times and later died in a hospital, after exchanging words with an Uber Eats driver, in Atlanta on Feb 17, 2018.
A man was shot multiple times and later died in a hospital, after exchanging words with an Uber Eats driver, in Atlanta on Feb 17, 2018. PHOTO: REUTERS

ATLANTA (REUTERS) - An Uber Eats driver was on the run on Monday (Feb 19) after a man who ordered a meal from the online food delivery service was killed in a late night shooting in Atlanta over the weekend, police told local media.

The 30-year-old man was shot multiple times after exchanging words with the driver in Atlanta's Buckhead neighbourhood at about 11.30pm on Saturday, police told Atlanta's NBC affiliate WXIA, channel 11.

The Uber Eats driver then fled in his vehicle and the wounded man died at a local hospital, police told local media.

"We are shocked and saddened by this news," an Uber representative told the news station.

No motive was released by police and no arrests had been made by early Monday. Neither Uber nor the police were immediately available for comment.