Press release from Asheville Police Department:
Asheville Police Department Detectives are investigating an early-morning shooting on Sunday that left an Uber driver with non-life-threatening injuries.
APD Patrol Officers responded to the area of Riverview Drive and Amboy Road around 3:48 a.m. Sunday morning to investigate a reported gunshot wound. After being shot, the victim, who was an Uber driver, drove himself to Mission Hospital. The victim advised officers after dropping off a patron, an older model beige car quickly approached his vehicle from behind and then started following him. The victim attempted to make a turn when the vehicle passed in front of him, with its window down and a gun sticking out. Shortly after, a bullet went through his driver-side door, grazing across the victim’s thighs and into the passenger door. Officers searched the area and located a shell casing in the roadway.
Detectives are actively investigating this shooting and are asking anyone who may have information about the case to send an anonymous tip by texting TIP2APD to 847411. You can also use the TIP2APD smartphone application (search “Asheville PD” in your app store). You can also contact APD at (828) 252-1110.