Unlicensed cabdriver robbed, shot in Burnside

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Two passengers robbed the 62-year-old driver of an unlicensed cab and then shot him in the foot late Friday in the Burnside neighborhood on the South Side.

About 9:45 p.m., the man picked up a male and female near 85th Street and Carpenter and took them to 91st Street and Cottage Grove, according to Chicago Police.

That’s when the passengers demanded the 62-year-old’s cash, police said. The male pulled out a handgun, pistol-whipped the driver and shot him in the foot, police said. Then, they grabbed the money and ran.

The driver took himself to St. Bernard Hospital in good condition.

No one was in custody for the shooting early Saturday.

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