Taxi Driver Armed With Gun Shoots Taxi Driver Armed With Knife Outside SEPTA Station

Taxi Driver Armed
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A fight between two taxi drivers led to a shooting outside a SEPTA station in Philadelphia Saturday afternoon, police said.

The two drivers began arguing over a fare outside the Frankford Transportation Center on Frankford Avenue and Pratt Street around 2 p.m., according to investigators. One driver pulled out a knife while the other pulled out a gun, police said. The driver armed with a gun then opened fire, shooting the other driver once in the stomach, once in the left side of the head and once in the right side of the neck. The victim, a 52-year-old man, was taken to the hospital. Officials have not yet revealed his condition.

Police say the driver armed with a gun has a permit to carry. He was still arrested however and taken into custody. Investigators have not yet revealed his identity.

Officials say SEPTA service was not interrupted by the shooting.

Written by: NBC 10 | David Chang