A man shot an Uber driver in Boston on Sunday night. The incident happened just after 8 p.m. at the intersection of North and Central Streets.
According to Massachusetts State Police, the incident began when the driver was pulled over by an Uber rider about 7:45 p.m. for improper lights and siren violations.
The driver was not injured.
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Police said the man was arguing with the Uber driver when he pulled out a gun and shot the Uber driver.
Police said the bullet hit the passenger in the hip area. The victim told police he did not see the bullet.
The victim was taken to Brigham and Women’s Hospital. Police said no other injuries are reported.
All the passengers in an Uber car are safe and unharmed, a police spokesman said.
“We do have one passenger who suffered a non-life threatening gunshot wound. That is the sole occupant of the vehicle,” said Officer Sean Gordon. “At this time, we do not believe the person was under the influence of drugs or alcohol at the time.”
Police declined to identify the man suspected of shooting the Uber driver or provide a motive.
An Uber spokesperson said the driver was a veteran, working as a driver for eight years.
“We send our thoughts and prayers out to the individual who was struck in this senseless act of violence. To understand the devastating impact of violent crime on our city, and to learn how to protect our drivers, we encourage users with any knowledge of the incident, or who are members of the public who may have witnessed the scene, to contact police immediately,” said Alex Wubbels, Uber Boston communications manager.
The Uber and its driver have been in the spotlight since a video of a driver in Boston being accosted by a group of men at gunpoint was posted to Snapchat.
The video shows a passenger being accosted by the group, who allegedly demand the driver pull over and show his hands. One of the men can also be heard yelling, “What are you looking at?” and later asking, “What are you doing?” The passengers all got out of their cars and began calling them names.
The driver was taken out by police shortly afterward,
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