2008_08_livcab2.jpgEarly this morning in East Elmhurst, Queens, a livery cab driver was shot in the face. WCBS 2 reports "someone posing as a customer hopped into a livery cab and shot the driver in the cheek." The victim, Jose Santacruz, works part-time for the Tulcingo car company (his other part-time job is as a cook in Manhattan) and managed to make calls over the radio for help. A dispatcher told the Daily News he sent drivers to check out the situation, and by the time emergency services got there, they "found Santacruz lying on the ground and bleeding from the face." Santacruz is in stable condition; police hope surveillance footage from the cab will help them with the investigation.