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Taxi cab driver fears for his safety after BB gun attack near San Diego airport

Posted at 7:10 AM, Aug 15, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-15 13:04:19-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) - A taxi heading to Lindbergh Field late Wednesday night was struck by a BB or pellet, but the driver was not injured, according to San Diego Harbor Police.

At around 11 p.m., Habtamu Yohannes said he was driving to the airport along the 1400 block of N. Harbor Drive when he heard a loud bang followed by a part of his windshield suddenly shattering in front of his face.

Yohannes, who did not have a rider with him at the time, pulled over and called 911.

The driver told 10News he feels like he could be in danger because this was the second time he’s been shot at. The first time it happened to him was during a string of BB gun attacks on cab drivers in 2018.

“I feel like I’m targeted. I’m scared because if my door was open, it could have hit me in my face or in my head. It could have been very dangerous to my life,” Yohannes said.

Yohannes filed a report with Harbor Police, but the person responsible has not been found.