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Pizza delivery driver critically injured in north Nashville shooting has died

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The victim was shot while delivering pizzas in north Nashville. (WSMV) The victim was shot while delivering pizzas in north Nashville. (WSMV)
Doniyor Abdumadjidov is in critical life-threatening condition. (WSMV) Doniyor Abdumadjidov is in critical life-threatening condition. (WSMV)
NASHVILLE, TN (WSMV) -

A pizza delivery driver has passed away today after being shot in north Nashville on August 25.

Police said the shooting happened near the intersection of 27th Avenue North and Batavia Street.

A passerby called police after finding the victim's car parked in the middle of the street. The victim, Doniyor Abdumadjidov, was found lying next to his car door in a pool of blood around 1 a.m.

According to Metro police, Abdumadjidov was shot in the head. He was taken to Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

Police said Friday afternoon he is in critical life-threatening condition.

The manager of New York Pizza, Adam Payz, confirmed Abdumadjidov has been working there for about four months after leaving Uzbekistan. He left the restaurant to deliver pizza on Batavia Street around 10:30 p.m. Thursday.

According to Payz, the man has a wife and four children.

At this time, no arrests have been made. Police have not released a description of the gunman.

Police say they are pursuing leads and working to identify the suspect.

"This is the single worst day we ever had," said Payz. "He just turned 40. He was seeking for a better life, a better future for his kids. It was pretty sad. It's a very sad situation. I feel sorry for the kids especially in the situation. They all are crying. I pray to God he's going to make it. I've heard a lot of stories in other pizzerias in town, but for us, this is the very first time."

Payz said another one of his drivers was robbed at gunpoint about three months ago, and they had another robbery of a driver before that. He said this shooting will cause them to create new delivery boundaries including the area around 27th Avenue North and Batavia Street.

A GoFundMe page has been set up at https://www.gofundme.com/helpdoniyor.

Anyone with information on the shooting and the people involved is urged to call Crime Stoppers at 615-742-7463.

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