Delivery driver shot, killed in Prince George’s Co.

A man died in Prince George’s County, Maryland, on Thursday after he was found shot in his car, and detectives are working to determine whether he was targeted.

Officers found Noel Njoku, 48, of Springdale, suffering from a gunshot wound in his car in a residential neighborhood off Lottsford Vista Road, in Mitchellville, at about 12:20 a.m. Thursday. He later died at the hospital.

Njoku was delivering food to a home in the neighborhood when he was shot. Investigators aren’t sharing more details, including whether he had talked to anyone, or had made the delivery before he was shot.

Njoku was a “peace-loving person” who moved to the United States from Nigeria decades ago, his brother Chidi Njoku told NBC Washington. He had two daughters, who are 15 and 13, 11-year-old twin boys and had only recently started working for DoorDash, he said.

DoorDash offered assistance to law enforcement and was in touch with Njoku’s family to extend support, the company said in a statement.

Police said in a news release they’re looking for suspects and a motive.

Anyone with information should call the Prince George’s County police at 301-516-2512.

The Associated Press contributed to this story.

Megan Cloherty

WTOP Investigative Reporter Megan Cloherty primarily covers breaking news, crime and courts.

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