Police are searching for two men who shot and killed a livery cab driver in Queens last night.
Authorities say officers answered a call of a man shot on 11th Street in Long Island City around 11:30 p.m.
When they arrived, the found the 62-year-old driver shot once in his car.
He was pronounced dead at Cornell Medical Center
Police say two men approached the car, shot the driver and fled the scene in another car.
They say there were no passengers in the livery cab at the time and that it does not look like the driver was robbed.
From the Village Voice:
Livery cab drivers have it tough. You may recall a little epidemic of livery cab driver shootings last summer, and various robberies. Now, four hacks have been robbed or threatened with robbery on 106th Avenue in Jamaica in a nine-day period.
On December 27 two perps summoned the car to 106 Avenue, and showed a stun gun; on the 31st a guy called a ride for 106th Avenue and showed a knife. On January 4th, another driver dispatched to 106th Avenue was faced with a knife, but he managed to chase the robber off.
On January 3rd, someone requesting a ride from 106th Avenue pulled a knife robbery; he's the only one of the perps caught on camera, though evidently he put effort into making himself hard to identify. He is believed to be involved with all four incidents.