A cab driver from Las Vegas survived a shooting during an ambush last week.
According to the Las Vegas Review Journal, the shooting took place in the early hours of Feb. 11. The 62-year-old, who hasn’t been named for safety reasons, responded to a call in the area for a taxi.
The cabbie pulled into a neighborhood on Copper Stone Court where he was greeted by the suspects. After informing him that their “uncle” called the cab, they offered him water, which the cab driver declined.
A few moments later, shots rang out and the cab driver was struck twice. Luckily, the cabbie was able to find EMT workers at a local truck stop area six minutes away. The paramedics told reporters if they didn’t encounter the cabbie when they did, he could have lost his life. The cab driver was shot in the back and the other bullet ripped through his stomach. He is expected to make a full recovery.
He is also in good spirits about the shooting, since the video will be used to train other cabbies how to survive dangerous encounters from potential customers.