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DoorDash driver Andrew Satavu killed after delivery, Modesto police say

The Modesto Police Department said Andrew Satavu was a DoorDash delivery driver and had just completed a food delivery in the area when he was shot and killed.

MODESTO, Calif. — A 56-year-old DoorDash driver was identified as the man found dead in his car in Modesto Monday evening.

According to the Modesto Police Department, officers responded to reports of a shooting around 9:45 p.m. Monday along the 1600 block of Gardenia Road. When officers arrived at the scene, they found a man in a car who had been shot multiple times.

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Despite life-saving efforts, the man was pronounced dead at the scene.

On Wednesday, the Modesto Police Department identified the victim as 56-year-old Andrew Satavu, of Modesto. Police say Satavu was a DoorDash delivery driver who had just completed a food delivery in the area.

Investigators are still working to identify any suspects.

DoorDash released a statement saying they will support Satavu's family "in any way we can."

"We are shocked and deeply saddened by this senseless act of violence. Our hearts go out to Mr. Satavu’s loved ones during this unimaginably difficult time," DoorDash said in its statement. "We have also contacted law enforcement to assist their investigation and hope whoever committed this horrific crime is held accountable. 

UPDATE: APRIL 20, 2022 The homicide victim in this investigation has been identified as 56-year-old Andrew Satavu of...

Posted by Modesto Police Department on Wednesday, April 20, 2022

Anyone with more information on the shooting can contact Detective Doug Ridenour at RidenourDM@Modestopd.com or call Crime Stoppers at 209-521-4636.

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