Pizza joint asks for prayers for driver shot on way back from delivery

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A pizza delivery driver is in a critical condition after he was shot during a suspected robbery or carjacking attempt in Minneapolis.

Dulono's Pizza in Uptown is appealing for prayers after telling customers via a Facebook post that 30-year-old worker Andrew Gryskiewicz was wounded on the way back from making a delivery in the early hours of Saturday.

"This is written with a heavy heart and high hopes. Please join us at Dulono's in prayers for the recovery of our coworker and friend Andrew," the post said.

"At approximately 3:30 am this morning while enroute to the store after his last delivery, Andrew was shot in what appears to be an attempted robbery and/or car jacking. By God's grace Andrew was found unconscious in his car by officers of the MPD before he bled to death."

The post says Gryskiewicz was shot in the chest and required urgent surgery, and according to the Star Tribune he is in a critical but stable condition.

The shooting happened at 3rd Ave. S. and E. 31st Street, six blocks from where he made the delivery and less than a mile from the Lynlake eatery, and he was found slumped over in his car and taken to Hennepin County Medical Center, the newspaper notes.

"Heroic and gifted surgeons repaired the hole in his heart and have given him the chance to fight for his life," the restaurant said, before calling on its customers to pray for him.

"As you reflect on this senseless act perpetrated on a man simply doing his job serving the community that we have served for 59 years, please pray for his recovery and also for the Lord to soften the hardened hearts that are tearing our community apart. God Bless You Andrew. We love you."

A GoFundMe account has been created to help Gryskiewicz financially as he recovers from his injuries, and has raised more than $1,700 so far.

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