- Associated Press - Thursday, July 7, 2016

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Los Angeles police say a hired driver speeding away from a gunman who tried to rob his female customer was shot after his car went up an embankment and flipped upside down.

Officer Liliana Preciado says police are searching for the suspect in the shooting that occurred early Thursday on a twisting residential road in the Hollywood Hills.

Preciado says after the woman was dropped off at a home, she was shoved to the ground by the gunman in an attempted robbery. She had no cash so the gunman ordered her to call back the driver.

The driver returned then tried to speed off when he saw the gun. The car flipped and the suspect shot him and ran away.

The driver was taken to a hospital for surgery. The woman was unhurt.

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