An MTA Mobility van driver was fatally shot Friday afternoon outside of an apartment complex in northeast Baltimore.Baltimore police said they responded to the 4400 block of Moravia Road just after 5:30 p.m. for a shooting. Officers found the 49-year-old driver suffering from gunshot wounds to his body. He was transported to an area hospital where he later died, police said.Police said the preliminary investigation revealed that the driver was seated inside of the van when he was approached by an unidentified man who produced a handgun and shot him.The suspect(s) fled the scene in a tan or beige-colored Ford Crown Victoria or a Mercury Grand Marquis, police said. Gov. Larry Hogan tweeted the following Friday night, saying: “This is the second time in a matter of months an MTA driver has been killed while serving the community. He was helping some of our most vulnerable citizens. It is absolutely senseless, and we will not tolerate this violence. Please keep his family in your prayers tonight.”In October 2020, veteran MTA bus driver Michael Parks Sr., 51, was shot and killed while on his route. Baltimore police arrested and charged two people in connection to his death. MDOT MTA Administrator Kevin Quinn released a statement, saying: “We are deeply saddened by another tragic loss this evening as one of our First Transit Mobility service operators was killed on the job. The safety of our employees and our riders is MDOT MTA’s highest priority. Violence against transit operators needs to stop immediately. MDOT MTA is grateful for our operators’ dedication in transporting essential workers to critical jobs and, in this case, transporting our most vulnerable customers to essential services during the pandemic each and every day. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family in this most difficult time.”Anyone with information in the case is asked to call police at 410-396-2100 or Metro Crime Stoppers at 866-7LOCKUP.

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An MTA Mobility van driver was fatally shot Friday afternoon outside of an apartment complex in northeast Baltimore.

Baltimore police said they responded to the 4400 block of Moravia Road just after 5:30 p.m. for a shooting. Officers found the 49-year-old driver suffering from gunshot wounds to his body. He was transported to an area hospital where he later died, police said.

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Police said the preliminary investigation revealed that the driver was seated inside of the van when he was approached by an unidentified man who produced a handgun and shot him.

The suspect(s) fled the scene in a tan or beige-colored Ford Crown Victoria or a Mercury Grand Marquis, police said.

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Gov. Larry Hogan tweeted the following Friday night, saying: “This is the second time in a matter of months an MTA driver has been killed while serving the community. He was helping some of our most vulnerable citizens. It is absolutely senseless, and we will not tolerate this violence. Please keep his family in your prayers tonight.”

In October 2020, veteran MTA bus driver Michael Parks Sr., 51, was shot and killed while on his route. Baltimore police arrested and charged two people in connection to his death.

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MDOT MTA Administrator Kevin Quinn released a statement, saying: “We are deeply saddened by another tragic loss this evening as one of our First Transit Mobility service operators was killed on the job. The safety of our employees and our riders is MDOT MTA’s highest priority. Violence against transit operators needs to stop immediately. MDOT MTA is grateful for our operators’ dedication in transporting essential workers to critical jobs and, in this case, transporting our most vulnerable customers to essential services during the pandemic each and every day. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family in this most difficult time.”

Anyone with information in the case is asked to call police at 410-396-2100 or Metro Crime Stoppers at 866-7LOCKUP.

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