Cabbie shot on South Philadelphia street

July 16, 2009 7:03:03 AM PDT
The search is on for the two gunmen who shot a cabbie while he was driving down a South Philadelphia street early Thursday morning.

It happened about 2:45 in the morning near 25th and Ritner Streets.

The cabbie told police that he picked up the suspects at 2:40 a.m. at Broad and Tasker. They asked him for a ride to 25th and Ritner and upon arrival at that location one suspect handed the cabbie a $20 bill through the partition while the other suspect exited the vehicle.

The cabbie started to make change and that's when one of the men pointed a gun to the cabbie's chest. The cabbie put the car in reverse and the suspect fired 2 shots.

The cabbie was shot once in the right thigh. He managed to drive himself to a police station at 24th and Wolf.

Officers then took him to The Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, where he was treated and released.

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