Grammy-winning singer Marc Cohn was shot in the head during an attempted carjacking after a concert in Denver but survived with only minor injuries, police said.
Cohn had just finished a performance last night (Aug. 7) when a man fleeing on foot from police tried to commandeer the van Cohn was riding in, Denver police spokesperson Sonny Jackson said.
When the van driver refused to stop, the suspect fired into the vehicle, striking Cohn in the head, although the bullet did not penetrate his skull. “The bullet hit Mr. Cohn flush in the temple,” Jackson said. “He’s very lucky it wasn’t a fatal shot.”
Surgeons removed the bullet protruding from Cohn’s skull and released him in good condition this morning, Jackson said.
Cohn, winner of the 1991 Grammy for best newcomer and best known for the song “Walking in Memphis,” is married to ABC News correspondent and anchor Elizabeth Vargas. They have a 2-year-old son.
Police said the suspect is accused of carjacking another vehicle and is still at large. Jackson said he was fleeing from police after using a stolen credit card and also was wanted for failing to appear in court.
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