Cab driver killed, passenger hurt in shooting in northwest Detroit

Published On: Jan 30 2013 01:24:45 PM EST
Updated On: Jan 03 2013 05:57:48 PM EST

Detroit police say a cab driver was killed and a woman hurt in an early morning shooting on Thursday.

DETROIT -

Detroit police said a cab driver has been killed and a woman hurt in an early morning shooting and carjacking.

Police said 48-year-old Tyrone Hitchcock was on Sunderland near Cambridge at about 4:30 a.m. when a gunman opened fire, killing Hitchcock and injuring a 46-year-old female passenger.

Sunderland Cambridge shooting

--Shooting scene

Police said the gunman took off with the cab, but it was later found near St. Antoine and Mack. The gunman remains on the loose.

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Hitchcock worked for Metropolitan Cab. The company's owner, Nabil Faraj, told Local 4 Hitchcock had worked for his company for just over a year and was a hard working employee.

Faraj called the shooting "cold blooded."

Nabil Faraj

--Nabil Faraj

"It's a very sad day after New Year's," he said. "He was trying to make his living. He was doing his job."

Family members told Local 4 Hitchcock is survived by a 22-year-old daughter and three grandchildren.

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--Tyrone Hitchcock

The surviving passenger was taken to Sinai-Grace Hospital. She was listed in critical condition.

The shooting happened early Thursday, the same day the mayor discussed Detroit's crime statistics for 2012.

Stay with Local 4 News and ClickOnDetroit.com for updates to this developing story.

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