Cab driver killed, passenger hurt in shooting in northwest Detroit

Tyrone Hitchcock shot dead, gunman still on loose after incident on Sunderland in Detroit

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.

--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.

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

"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.

--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 for updates to this developing story.

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