A taxi driver was shot in West Philadelphia in what police described as a robbery gone wrong Saturday morning.
Police arrived at the area of 37th and Spring Garden streets, in the city’s Mantua neighborhood, shortly after 4 a.m. and found the driver on the ground with a gunshot wound to the stomach and a handful of money, an officer at the scene told NBC10.
The 53-year-old man was apparently shot on the 600 block of N. 37th Street and then drove two block south, where he crashed into a tree, Philadelphia Police Department spokeswoman Tanya Little said.
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The driver was taken to Penn Presbyterian Medical Center in critical condition, Little said.
Police said the taxi’s front passenger window was rolled down when officers arrived. That, plus the fact that the victim had money on him, would suggest the shooting was a result of an attempted robbery, police said.
Police have made no arrests, and could not immediately provide a suspect description.