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Food delivery driver shot inside car on the Treasure Coast

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(PORT ST. LUCIE) — Port St. Lucie Police are still investigating the fatal shooting of a 43-year-old food delivery driver on Wednesday night.

Police found the victim dead inside his vehicle near Addie Street and Ewing Avenue intersection.

They have not commented on a possible motive for the shooting except that they do not believe it was related to the delivery service.

Residents say multiple homes in the area were also struck by stray bullets.

Home security footage near the shooting scene shows the delivery man dropping off food outside a home near Jaycee Park before 11 p.m. Wednesday night.

A spokesperson said the victim was not an employee but was delivering using his wife’s account.

The company released a statement that said, “We are absolutely devastated by this tragic loss of life and our hearts ache for the victim’s loved ones. We are reaching out to the victim’s family to extend our deepest condolences and offer our support. We are assisting law enforcement with their investigation and hope whoever committed this abhorrent crime is held accountable.”

Food delivery services do have safety features for their drivers who feel unsafe like an emergency button on their app that will connect them with an ADT agent who can stay on the line and call 911.

Full-time drivers can deliver 30 or more orders in a day, and when it comes to safety, it’s up to the drivers to pick where they deliver.