Public works employee shot while repairing potholes

January 16, 2020 GMT

LAWRENCE, Mass. (AP) — A public works employee in a Massachusetts city was fatally shot while repairing potholes, officials said.

Police responded to a report of shots fired in Lawrence around 2 p.m. Wednesday, according to a statement from the Essex District Attorney’s office. They found a Lawrence Department of Public Works employee suffering from a gunshot wound.

He was identified on Thursday as Marcos Ruiz-Rodriguez, 52, of Methuen.

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

No arrests have been made, but authorities do not think the victim was the intended target of the shooter.

The shooting remains under investigation.