Lawrence DPW Worker Shot, Killed While Repairing Road


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The scene of Wednesday afternoon's shooting. (Karyn Regal/WBZ NewsRadio)

LAWRENCE, Mass. (WBZ NewsRadio) — A worker for the City of Lawrence Department of Public Works was shot and killed while performing road repair Wednesday afternoon, the Essex District Attorney's office said.

Marcos A. Ruiz-Rodriguez, 52 of Methuen, was shot in the area of Andover and Clifton Streets around 2 p.m. He was described as a "long-time employee" of the Lawrence DPW.

He was taken to Lawrence General Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

Investigators do not believe Ruiz-Rodriguez was the intended target of the shooting. No arrests have yet been made.

"This is an active and fluid investigation," the Essex DA's office said in a release. "At this time, it is inappropriate to comment on suspects or possible motive. When further information is available, it will be released."

WBZ NewsRadio's Karyn Regal (@Karynregal) reports

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