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Road worker hit twice by suspected gunfire


MENDOTA HEIGHTS, Minn. (AP) -- A road construction worker in the southern Twin Cities was struck twice by what authorities suspect was gunfire.

State Patrol Lt. Eric Roeske says the worker was hit first in the wallet he kept in his back pocket and immediately after in his left arm.

Roeske says based on X-rays taken at the hospital, the worker was most likely hit by "a metal or lead bullet" twice while directing traffic Wednesday morning in a closed lane in Mendota Heights.

Roeske tells the Star Tribune that law officers searched the immediate area but have not yet figured out the source of what hit the worker.

The worker's name has not been released.

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