A 56-year-old Nigerian pizza delivery man, Abdulganiyu Sanusi, was reportedly shot and killed in a daylight robbery in St Clair Street in East Liberty U.S on Saturday.
The victim, identified as Abdulganiyu Sanusi, was supposed to make a delivery to a bogus address on Penn Avenue, on the Wilkinsburg-city line. Pittsburgh Police spokesman, Chris Togneri told reporters “as he was going to 201 Penn Avenue, the caller who called into the original Domino’s changed the address and said to deliver the pizzas to 225 St Clair Street.”
When the driver arrived at the new location, a witness heard someone shout, “give me your money, give me your money,” before the fatal shot was fired.
The shooter fled and Sanusi died at the scene. A co-worker said the victim, identified as Abdulganiyu Sanusi of Lincoln-Lemington by the Allegheny County Medical Examiner’s Office, was making his first delivery of the day when he was shot.
An employee at the Sheraden Square Domino’s where Sanusi worked said he and his co-workers were heartbroken by the shooting. He described Sanusi as one of the pizza restaurant’s best drivers. Domino’s spokesperson released a statement to WTAE, saying, “The idea of an innocent man being gunned down in broad daylight in the act of doing his job, is beyond words.”