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8/09/05

"Walking In Memphis" Singer Shot In Head

Singer Marc Cohn, known for the 1991 smash hit "Walking in Memphis," was shot in the head Sunday during an attempted carjacking Sunday in Denver.

His manager says Cohn was treated and released from Denver Health Medical Center.

Police said Cohn had just performed at the Denver Botanical Gardens and was driving back to his hotel with band members when a man who was fleeing security officers tried to carjack their van. The van's driver tried to drive around the gunman, but, the man fired his gun. A bullet hit Cohen in his right temple.

The suspect, identified as wanted felon Joseph Yacten, remains on the loose.

Cohn won the 1991 Grammy for Best New Artist, the same year his "Walking in Memphis" was a chart-topper. He is married to ABC News correspondent and 20/20 co-anchor Elizabeth Vargas.

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