A driver for Blue Ribbon Cab was shot in the back around 2 a.m. Sunday, Columbia police reported.
The 22-year-old man drove himself to the hospital after he was shot and was listed in stable condition on Monday afternoon, police said. The driver was attacked after he picked up two men on Harden Street and drove them to Ames Manor Apartments on Ames Road, which is off of North Main Street. One man got out of the cab and the second man fired the gun, police reported.
Columbia’s cab drivers have been victims of a string of violent attacks this year. During the summer, one driver was shot and another was pistol-whipped during robbery attempts. Last month, a driver was shot and killed outside a Two Notch Road Waffle House.
Anyone with information on Sunday’s shooting should call S.C. Crimestoppers at (8880 274-6372.