'Walking in Memphis' singer shot in head, survives
Cohn in a 1997 photograph
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(CNN) -- Singer Marc Cohn, known for the 1991 smash hit "Walking in Memphis," was shot in the head Sunday during an attempted carjacking in Denver but survived, his manager said Monday.
Cohn has been treated and released from Denver Health Medical Center, his manager, Karen Malluk, said in a written statement.
Police said Cohn had performed at the Denver Botanical Gardens on Sunday night 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, who then fired, striking Cohn, police spokesman Sonny Jackson said.
"Marc Cohn was shot in the head above his right temple. The bullet was lodged in his head but has since been taken out," Malluk said.
Cohn's road manager, Tom Dube, was injured in the attack by flying glass that hit him in the face and eye, said Malluk. Dube has also been released from the hospital.
Police interviewed Cohn and the other band members Monday morning, Jackson said.
The suspect, identified as wanted felon Joseph Yacten, remains on the loose. Jackson said Yacten had been arrested in late June on possession of a controlled substance and possession of a weapon by a previous felon.
The man, who was out on $25,000 bond, was to have appeared in court July 15 but failed to show up, Jackson said.
He said that before the shooting, the gunman had tried to use a credit card at a nearby hotel but then immediately ran from the building. He tried to carjack another vehicle as security guards pursued him, and then came across Cohn's vehicle.
He was last seen driving a 2005 gold Subaru Forester, with Colorado license plate 207 KUM.
Cohn has been co-headlining a tour with Suzanne Vega at sites across the nation. The tour has been postponed, but Malluk said, "Marc will do his best to reschedule the concerts after he has fully recovered from this incident. Suzanne has agreed to join him for the rescheduled dates."
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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