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Man with gunshot wound uses Uber - rather than calling an ambulance

Sarah-Jane Murphy

Published 29/11/2015 | 15:32

"I tried to get him to go to the hospital, he would not do it, refused to do it," Uber driver David Heinicke told local TV station WZZM.

A man with a gunshot injury opted to us taxi app Uber to drop him home rather than calling for an ambulance to bring him to hospital.

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The 20-year-old man was out socialising in Grand Rapids in Michigan when the gun attack occured.

An Uber spokesman said that the male was intoxicated when the driver arrived to pick him up at Gradella's Tavern.

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"I tried to get him to go to the hospital, he would not do it, refused to do it," Uber driver David Heinicke told local TV station WZZM.

"It looked like a handkerchief or something was tied around his leg, trying to stop the bleeding.

"You could see right into his leg and the big crease down his pants where something had obviously hit him in the leg, and he later told me he had been shot by a .22 pistol," he said.

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Fortunately the gunshot wound was not life threatening and the man was finally convinced to go to the hospital in the Uber car.

Police are still trying to work out what exactly happened.

No arrests have been made.

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