Taxi driver critical after being shot during attempted robbery in Mantua

Police are investigating after a cab driver was shot during an attempted robbery in Philadelphia's Mantua section on Saturday.

The incident occurred around 4 a.m. on the 600 block of North 37th Street.

Police said the 53-year-old driver was shot once in the stomach and drove two blocks before jumping the curb with his vehicle, coming to a stop against a small tree.

Mantua taxi driver shooting

A taxi driver is critically injured after being shot during an attempted robbery in Mantua.

The victim was rushed to the hospital, where he was placed in very critical condition.

No arrests have been made at this time. This is an ongoing investigation.

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