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Delivery driver shot: brother speaks out

Police are still looking for leads in the case of a newspaper deliveryman-- who was shot in the neck.

The victim, Don Silvestri is recovering at UK Hospital.

The shooting happened in the Roosevelt Boulevard area Monday morning.

Police say Silvestri managed to drive to a nearby gas station at Georgetown Road and Nandino Boulevard to call for help.

Silvestri's brother says his he's lucky to be alive after not knowing he had been shot.

Dan Silvestri says his 56 year old brother Don has been delivering newspapers for the Herald Leader for three years.

Silvestri says he worked the early shift so he could go back to school.

"Don's never met anybody he didn't like, "said Dan Silvestri, the victim's brother.

That's why Dan Silvestri couldn't believe the news about his brother when his phone rang early Monday morning.

"Whenever you get a call before sunlight it seems to be bad news and it turned out to be that way. Of course we didn't know the details, " said Silvestri.

He would learn his brother had been shot while on his route near Georgetown Road.

Silvestri says his brother was shot through the neck, the bullet exited his body through his shoulder.

At the emergency room Silvestri talked to his brother, who said he had been approached by the suspects.

He says he greeted them and they went on their way, only to return with a gun.

"when they came back for no known reason they produced the gun and shot him without any conversation," said Silvestri.

That's when Silvestri says his brother must have gone into shock.

"He didn't even know he was shot, he heard the noise and he actually delivered another newspaper after he was shot," said Silvestri.

While police search for the suspects, Dan Silvestri is left wondering if it wasn't robbery, what was the real intention?

Police say Don Silvestri was unable to provide a good description of the suspects.

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