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Starbucks Barista Pops a Cap in His Leg

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    Starbucks Barista Pops a Cap in His Leg
    U Street Corridor residents like their coffee leaded.

    WASHINGTON -- A barista at the Starbucks in the 1600 block of U Street NW accidentally shot himself in the leg Tuesday afternoon.

    The employee was hospitalized with non-life-threatening injuries. He's facing an unlawful possession of a firearm charge.

    The barista's motive for carrying the weapon to work is unknown.

    Police are investigating.

    This comes as Congress considers a voting rights bill with an amendment that would strip the District of most local gun-control laws. Whether passage of such a law would increase self-inflicted barista wounds or decriminalize the shooting of oneself in the leg remains to be seen.