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DPW worker shot while picking up trash in Southwest Baltimore

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Posted at 11:57 AM, May 17, 2024

BALTIMORE — A DPW worker is in the hospital after being shot Friday morning.

Around 10:51 a.m., police responded to the 800 block of Allendale Street for a report of a shooting.

Officers learned workers from the Department of Public Works (DPW) were in the back of the building collecting trash.

Police say a man started shooting, striking a 42-year-old DPW worker.

The victim was taken to a hospital where he has non-life-threatening injuries.

DPW issued the following statement:

DPW extends its heartfelt thoughts to the injured employee and their family. Baltimore City Department of Public Works (DPW) staff visited the employee in the hospital and have been in contact with the employee’s family. The employee, who was shot today while collecting trash in an Edmondson Village neighborhood, is currently hospitalized in stable condition. Our concern also extends to the employees who were onsite during the incident, as we prioritize the safety and well-being of all our DPW employees. The circumstances surrounding this shooting are part of an active police investigation. We ask that the public respect the investigation and the privacy of all involved.

Anyone with information is asked to contact them at 410-396-2488 or Metro Crime Stoppers at 1-866-7Lockup.