NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) – A DoorDash driver was shot early Wednesday morning in New Haven, according to police.

Police said the victim had been delivering for DoorDash at 3:30 a.m. when he was approached by unknown individuals who tried to steal his vehicle. During the confrontation, the victim sustained a gunshot wound.

Police said the victim drove to his West Haven home despite his injuries and called authorities.

The victim had been shot in Fair Haven at the intersection of Ferry Street and Pierpont Street, police said.

The man told police he had been delivering food at the time, but a representative for DoorDash denied the claim and said the victim had not been working at the time of the shooting.

Anyone with information on the investigation is asked to contact the New Haven Police Department Investigative Services Division at (203) 946-6304 or through the department’s anonymous tip line at 866-888-TIPS (8477).