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A person who called UberEATS is dead and the Uber driver is on the run after a late-night shooting in Buckhead, Georgia.
UberEATS is a smartphone app used to order takeout food from restaurants. Drivers for the company pick up the food and deliver it to the customer.
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According to police, 30-year-old Ryan Thornton of Atlanta ordered food using the UberEATS app and as he was walking away from the driver, words were exchanged between the two. This happened around 11:30 p.m. on Saturday February 17. That’s when police say the driver fired several shots, striking Thornton several times. The driver fled the scene in a white Volkswagen. At the time, police have not made any arrests. source
Thornton was taken to Grady Hospital in critical condition and later died.
Uber was contacted but did not comment on the fatal incident.
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