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Police: Cab Driver Shoots 2nd Cab Driver After Fare Dispute

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Police say a dispute between two cab drivers over a fare in northeast Philadelphia ended with one of them shot.

A police spokeswoman said the two argued at about 1:15 p.m. Saturday outside the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority Frankford Transportation Center over who would take the next customer. Police said a 52-year-old driver took the female fare and pointed a large knife at the other 43-year-old driver before driving off, but returned a half-hour later and punched him.

The younger driver said he knew the other man had a knife so he fired his gun, hitting the older man twice in the torso and grazing him on the head. The older man was taken to Aria-Jefferson Health's Torresdale campus. Police originally reported an arrest but a spokeswoman said Sunday that no arrests were made.

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