Car service driver shot in face, chest

A car service driver is fighting for his life today after being shot in the face and chest last night in the city's Fairhill section.

Police said the 41-year-old driver was found outside of his vehicle on Leithgow Street near Indiana Avenue with gunshots to his face and the right side of his chest. His car, a 2007 black Chrysler 300, had rolled about a block away and struck a telephone poll, police said. It's not clear whether the man got out of the car after being shot or if he was already outside of the car when he was hit by gunfire.

The victim was taken directly into surgery at Temple University Hospital, where he remains today in critical condition. Police said a motive for the shooting remains unknown.

The driver works for Shannon Cab Company, which according to on line documents, does business as Golden Limousine.

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