Cab driver shot during overnight robbery

By WEEK Producer

May 16, 2014 Updated May 16, 2014 at 7:35 PM CDT

PEORIA, Ill. – Police are looking for a suspect who shot a Peoria cab driver during a robbery early Thursday morning.

The victim is a female driver of a Yellow Checker Cab. She told police she was called for a pickup in the 1400 block of S Westmoreland Ave. around midnight Thursday.

She said she was waiting for a fare when a black male opened the rear passenger door armed with a gun and demanded her purse.

She said she gave the man her purse and he shot once, hitting her in the right side of her neck.

She sped away and flagged down an officer.

There are no suspects at this time. The condition of the victim is unknown.

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