Cyclist Shot In Drive-By

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‘Sharing the Road’
courtesy of ‘M.V. Jantzen’

In WTF news, We Love DC just received word that last week a cyclist was shot twice in a drive-by shooting on Mass Ave. near the Embassies. He was shot with a semi-automatic pellet gun, hit once in the leg and once in the side. Five shots were fired at the cyclist.

The shooter was in a car, passing the cyclist going the opposite direction on Mass Ave. The blast took place at the intersection of Mass Ave and California around 2 a.m. He was understandably shaken, but didn’t need to go to the hospital. This isn’t the first time riders have been harassed violently. Please, ya’ll, for the love of DC – SHARE THE ROAD.

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3 thoughts on “Cyclist Shot In Drive-By

  1. Cyclists need to get a life and get out of the spandex. This is just a taste of things to come for bike riders in dc.

  2. Joe, you don’t seem to understand that bikers have legitimate access and right to the road. Granted, many bikers do not follow basic traffic laws, which leads them to getting into accidents and hopefully getting tickets if the cops ever get their act together. Sure, getting hit by a car is part of the game if you don’t follow the rules, but getting shot?

    Shooting cyclists is never appropriate. I hope that dumbass comment you made was just half-cocked nonsense, if you forgive the pun.