`A masked man shot a taxi driver in the bottom as he was walking home from work in Sydney’s east.
The driver, aged in his early 50s, was walking home along Avoca Road in Randwick at 2.45am (AEDT) when a balaclava-clad man pulled up beside him, police said.
Threatening the driver with a rifle, the masked man demanded money, firing several shots before fleeing the scene in a green Toyota Hi-Ace.
The driver called a friend and was taken to hospital with bullet wounds to his bottom. He is in a stable condition.’