Taxi Driver, Passenger Shot in Black Rock

May 14, 2014 Updated May 14, 2014 at 6:59 AM EDT

By John Borsa
By Rachel Elzufon

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May 14, 2014 Updated May 14, 2014 at 6:59 AM EDT

BUFFALO, NY (WKBW) - A Buffalo taxi driver and his passenger were injured in a double shooting in the city's Black Rock neighborhood Tuesday night.

The owner of Liberty Cab did not identify the driver, but said his taxi dispatcher was called with a request for a cab on Clay Street.

When the cab arrived just before 10 p.m., two suspects appeared with a demand for cash followed by gunshots.

The driver and passenger were rushed to ECMC, where they were undergoing emergency surgery late Tuesday night.

As of Wednesday morning, one victim was treated and released from the hospital. The second remains in critical condition.

Their injuries were described as serious by Buffalo Police.