Lancaster taxi driver says he was shot in robbery attempt

LANCASTER, Pa. (WHTM) – A 24-year-old taxi driver told police he was shot early Wednesday during an attempted robbery.

City police said the man was shot during a scuffle with an unknown shooter in the 700 block of Poplar Street around 4:15 a.m.

Responding officers found him inside a home where he sought help. He was taken to a hospital for treatment of gunshot wounds to the abdomen and upper thigh.

The injuries do not appear to be life-threatening, investigators said.

The victim’s cab was in a nearby parking lot and police said it appears the incident took place there. They’re still trying to determine how the suspect initially came into contact with the victim.

Anyone with information about this shooting should call Lancaster City Police at 717-735-3300 or Lancaster City-County Crime Stoppers at 1-800-322-1913.

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