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Livery Cab Driver Shot and Killed in Bronx

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A livery cab driver was shot and killed in the Bronx Tuesday for the second time in less than a week.

Police say the latest shooting happened on Bryant Avenue near Lafayette Avenue in Hunts Point just after 6 a.m.

They say surveillance video shows a group of men dragging the driver out of the cab and shooting him once in the head.

The cab was found not too far from the crime scene.

Taxi organizations are asking for community help in tracking down the killers.

They say drivers need more protection.

"We must say to the rest of the community, those who are doing the TLC legally cab business. Whether you are green or you are regular livery cab driver, they need a radio in the car, they need a camera in the car. Even though it's going to be the doctor after the death at least we will find out who killed them. We will bring them to the justice," said Mamadou Kane of the African Cab Driver Association.

People living in the area are concerned kids are at risk of being exposed to violence.

"What happens if our kids is walking up here now and they think they can come through this entrance and this man is just lying here. It's just like—it's shocking and terrifying. This is my first time seeing something like this," one woman said.

Last week, livery cab driver Maoudo Kane was found dead in the Eastchester section of the Bronx.

Police say surveillance video from near that killing also shows a group of men running from the scene.

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