The Washington Post

Metro patron is shot in reported carjacking

- — Martin Weil

A man was shot Monday night at the Greenbelt Metro station during a reported carjacking, according to authoritie­s.

Greenbelt police reported an armed carjacking and shooting about 7:30 p.m. at the station. The shooting victim was taken to a hospital with injuries that were not life-threatenin­g, police said.

The shooting was reported near the bus bay at the station, a spokesman for Metro said in an email. He said the man was hit in the leg. The incident was being investigat­ed as a “possible carjacking,” said Ian Jannetta, the spokesman.

It was the second Metroconne­cted shooting of the day. About four hours earlier, a man was shot on a train inside the Columbia Heights station in the District.

The Greenbelt station is served by the Green and Yellow lines, as is the Columbia Heights station.

The earlier incident prompted single-tracking through the Columbia Heights station for a time.

It was unclear whether possible rail delays caused by the Columbia Heights shooting had any effect on the presence of the second victim at Greenbelt at the time he was shot.

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