Metro Employee Shot in Apparent Road Rage Attack: WMATA

Virginia State Police say there was an exchange of gunfire between the Metro employee and someone in a Nissan with Texas plates

NBC Universal, Inc.

A Metro employee was shot in Virginia Wednesday evening during an apparent road rage incident, WMATA says.

Metro says the employee was on his way to work when he was shot along I-395 in Virginia at the 14th Street Bridge.

Metro says it was an apparent road rage incident.

Virginia State Police say they Metro employee, driving a Toyota Corolla, exchanged gunfire about 10:35 p.m. with someone in a Nissan Maxima with Texas plates near the Pentagon. Police didn't say how the shooting started.

Witnesses called Virginia State Police.

“And as our troopers were responding to that call, a second shooting occurred between the same two vehicles near the South Joyce Street overpass," said Corinne Geller of Virginia State Police.

The employee was struck in the shoulder area but was able to drive himself to the Federal Triangle station in D.C., where he called 911 and got first aid from Metro Transit Police, WMATA and Virginia State Police say.

State police say the shooting clearly was targeted — not a random shooting.

Metro says the employee had injuries that aren’t considered life-threatening and is expected to be OK.

Virginia State Police are set to lead the investigation with the help of Metro Transit Police. They are still looking for the dark-colored Nissan.

No one else was reported hurt and there's no evidence that other vehicles were fired at or damaged, police say.

The 14th Street Bridge was blocked by police activity during part of the investigation.

Contact Us