Philly Cab Driver Blinded in Right Eye by Paintball Attack
The family of a Philadelphia cab driver who was blinded in one eye after a paintball attack has launched an online fundraising page seeking assistance.
38-year-old cab driver Arshad Khan was stopped at the intersection 16th and Market streets in Center City just after midnight on December 19th when a black SUV pulled along side of him with two men inside. That’s when one of the men started firing a paintball gun out of the SUV, say police. Khan was struck in his right eye.
Khan’s wife, who launched the fundraising campaign on GoFundMe, says that her husband has already been through two surgeries and that more are required. He was treated at Hahnemann University Hospital and is now back home in Spring City.
“I lost my eye, I don’t know, and I lost my job and everything, my house, everything. I feel very bad,” Khan told NBC 10. “I’m in pain and suffering a lot.”
According to the GoFundMe page, Khan has two young daughters.
Police say that they got a solid lead on Wednesday morning and they are hoping to make an arrest soon. They are looking for two suspects, described only as black men, possibly in their 20s. Anyone with information should contact Central Detectives at 215-686-3093.
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