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In Maryland, the city of Salisbury's new police chief has instituted a new safety check policy for taxis, after a 49-year-old cab driver was shot three times.

Salisbury cab companies are praising Police Chief Barbara Duncan's new plan, which instructs her officers to randomly pull over taxis running throughout the town.

Cabbies say this will add yet another layer of safety to an already precarious cab industry.

The historic Eastern Shore city has seen a huge spike in gun-related crime and gang violence in the last year. Duncan became the city's first female police chief in November, and was hired partly because she has a history of navigating communities through similar violent crime waves.

The taxi driver was treated for non-life-threatening injuries. The suspects in the shooting are being held without bond.

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