Two men fired bullets at a cabbie’s vehicle in South of South Sunday night.
While driving on the 2200 block of Fitzwater Street, a 45-year-old taxi driver from Kfir Cab Co. stopped behind a 1998 white Oldsmobile at 10:32 p.m., Detective Danielle Tolliver of South Detective Division said. A man hopped out of the backseat of the auto and asked the cabbie to back up so the female driver could park. He did as he was asked, but the two began to bicker, causing his patrons to leave the cab.
He drove around the car as he continued to argue with the man, who fired about five gunshots, three of which shattered his rear window and struck the protective glass between the front and back seats, Tolliver said.
The cabbie, who was not injured, continued to 23rd and Fitzwater streets where he called 911 while the shooter and another man fled east on Fitzwater, Tolliver said.
The shooter was described as black, in his 20s, 5-foot-11; having dreadlocks; and wearing a white hoodie and dark-colored jeans. Another man, who fled with the shooter, was described as black, in his 20s, 5-foot-10 and wearing a red hoodie, black vest and dark-colored jeans.
To report information, call South Detectives’ tip line at 215-685-1635, text PPDTIP (773847) or visit phillypolice.com/forms.
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