Cab driver recovering after being shot

Yellow cab driver recovering after shooting

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) -- There are signs of progress for the cab driver who was shot on the job nearly three months ago in the Parkland neighborhood.

Abdirahman Mohamed is now recovering at a new facility to treat his spinal cord injury after spending nearly a month in the ICU and two months at Frazier Rehab.  Community activist Christoher 2X spoke on behalf of Mohamed and said he's been released from Frazier and moved to a long term care facility.

Chris 2X said he's in good spirits but still has a long, very tough journey ahead.

Mohamed is a father of four who moved to America from Somalia.  He worked long hours driving his cab to make money to support his family, trying to live the American dream.  On June 24 he was shot on Hale Avenue while making a run, a victim of random gun violence.  He was hit in the spine, paralyzing parts of his body.

While 2X said he has made great progress, now breathing on his own and able to speak, he still can't walk or move parts of his body.  The incident is frustrating to the father of four who said he left his home country for a better life for his family and now can’t provide that.

“He said he might as well have stayed in Somalia and got hit by an AK47 because he never could have dreamed of coming to America and somebody being this cruel to him and it also spills over to his family,” Chris 2X said.

No arrests have been made in Mohamed's case.  Yellow Cab is offering a reward of $12,000 to anyone with information that can help police solve the crime.


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