UBER DRIVER SHOT WHILE TRYING TO FLEE FROM CARJACKING SUSPECTS IN MAYFAIR

NAYZE MEDIA

PHILADELPHIA, P.A. (MAYFAIR/NORTHEAST PHILLY)

Cover photo courtesy: NBC 10 PHILADELPHIA

Police say an Uber driver was shot and left in critical condition after being carjacked on Thursday night, in the Mayfair section of the city. 6 ABC ACTION NEWS reported, that the incident happened on the 7400 block of Torresdale Avenue at 11:30 p.m.

PHOTO COURTESY: 6 ABC ACTION NEWS

According to police, the 53-year old Uber Driver was sitting inside of the vehicle making a call, when he was approached by “two masked young males wearing dark clothing.” Police say one of the suspects told the victim to get out of the vehicle. The man exited his vehicle and took off running southbound on Torresdale Avenue. Two shots were fired, both hit the victim in the leg. The suspects fled in the victim’s 2014 Toyota Rav4. The Uber driver was rushed to Frankford Torresdale Hospital, where he was last reported to be in critical but stable condition.

Police say they are reviewing area surveillance video. No arrests have been made yet.

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