Taxi driver shot by passenger in East Garfield Park

CHICAGO - A taxi driver was shot in the chest while picking up a passenger in the East Garfield Park neighborhood.

Police say the 58-year old cab driver had just picked up a customer shortly after 1 a.m. Wednesday. It happened in the 700 block of North Avers. The passenger then reportedly pulled out a gun and shot the driver in the chest.

The taxi driver was able to drive a few blocks from the scene, before help arrived. He was taken to the hospital in stable condition. Police are searching for the gunman.