Cab driver shot, robbed in Mt. Vernon

Police say a cab driver was shot in the back during a robbery last night in Mont Vernon.

Investigators say the Shot Spotter system alerted them to gunfire near Cottage Avenue. They arrived to find a cabbie who says he drove himself to East 3rd Street after he was robbed and shot in the back.

Police have not said what was taken or released the cabbie's identity. They say the investigation is ongoing.

The cab driver was taken to an area hospital and is expected to recover.

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