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Police: Man Shot Cab Driver After Ordering Cab In Humboldt Park

By Rachel Cromidas in News on Jun 1, 2017 9:22PM

Google Street View of 700 N. Avers.

Police issued an alert Thursday afternoon after a man shot a taxi cab driver in Humboldt Park Wednesday in the early morning.

The shooting, referred to as aggravated battery took place in the 700 block of North Avers at
about 1:02 a.m. after a man called a cab company to request a cab. The driver was waiting at the pickup location for the man, when a stranger approached the car and shot the driver.

The shooter was described as a black man, 20 to 24-years-old, 5'6" to 5'7", 120 to 130 lbs, of
dark complexion and wearing dark clothing.