A Toronto taxi driver had the scare of his life when a gunman on the street shot at a passenger in his cab late Monday night.

The cab driver picked up a fare at around 9:30 p.m. at Cather Court and Varna Drive, located near Lawrence Avenue and the Allen Expressway.

As a man got into the backseat of the vehicle, a group of men approached the car and immediately began arguing with the passenger.

One of the men standing on the street pulled out a gun and fired at the passenger, alleged police.

The taxi driver sped away, not stopping until he was several blocks from the shooting scene. At that time, the victim limped out of the cab and ran away.

Police said the taxi had one bullet hole but that the driver was not injured in the shooting.

Authorities said they have not located the victim and have not arrested any suspects in the case.