Uber driver shoots man trying to jack his car in Mid City, police say

New Orleans police are investigating an attempted carjacking and subsequent shooting in the Mid City area around 1:20 a.m. Monday morning.

According to police, a 44-year-old Uber driver who was dropping off a passenger when two men approached the car and pointed a gun at the man telling him to drive. 

The Uber driver said he drove to an unknown location near Bienville and N. Telemachus streets where the two men told the driver to get out. 

The driver said he then got out of the car and fired a gun at the two men, hitting one of them. 

Both men got out of the car and fled, police said.

Uber's official policy prohibits both drivers and riders from carrying guns.

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