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Construction flagger shot by person riding rental bicycle: Police

A worker flagging traffic at a construction zone was shot on April 20 in Southeast Washington, D.C., police said.

Police said the victim was holding a stop/slow sign as crews worked on a road outside the Anacostia Metro station on Howard Road SE. just before midnight.

Police say someone rode up on a rental bicycle and shot the victim twice, striking his left leg, police said. Officers were called about 11:55 p.m.

Police said the district’s gunshot detection system, ShotSpotter, observed four rounds fired at 999 Howard Rd. SE. Workers at the site confirmed the incident. DC Fire and EMS took the victim to the hospital — he was breathing and conscious when he arrived, police said.

Mark Buckshon
Mark Buckshonhttps://washingtonconstructionnews.com
Mark Buckshon is the publisher and interim editor of Washington Construction News. He is also president of the Construction News and Report Group of Companies. He combines a journalism and business background, and has published construction trade publications for more than 30 years, after an earlier career in journalism, which culminated when he lived through the transition from Rhodesia to Zimbabwe in 1978-80 as a sub-editor for the Bulawayo Chronicle and a correspondent for a Canadian news service.

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