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Police: Man shot in Greenbelt Metro station carjacking

The man was hospitalized and a green Toyota Prius was stolen.

GREENBELT, Md. — A rideshare driver is recovering in the hospital after he was shot in the parking lot of the Greenbelt Metro station Monday night.

Greenbelt Police Department officers responded to reports of an armed carjacking at the station around 7:30 p.m. Once on scene, officers found a man, who said he was a rideshare driver, shot in the leg. He was taken to the hospital to be treated for his injuries, and is expected to survive. 

The victim told police he had been asked by the man who shot him to drive him to the Greenbelt Metro in exchange for cash; the driver said he agreed. Once they got to the station, the suspect pointed a gun at the driver, told him to get out of the car, before firing his gun two to three times and shooting the driver in the leg. The armed suspect drove away in the car. 

Police say they are still searching for a green Toyota Prius that was stolen. The 2017 Prius has Maryland tags 3DT9590.

Metro Transit Police are handling the investigation. No arrests have been made in this case and police have not released any information about the suspect.

In a separate incident Tuesday, Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority said a 19-year-old man was shot while on a train at the Columbia Heights Metro station in D.C. That shooting happened just before 4 p.m. Police are still searching for a suspect in that case as well.

RELATED: Shooting injures one at Columbia Heights Metro station, police say

Last week, two people were shot outside the Columbia Heights Metro stop in Northwest, D.C.

Metropolitan Police Department data shows, year-to-date, there have been at least eight violent crimes involving guns that have occurred within a block of the Columbia Heights Metro Station.

RELATED: 'Really scary' | Two people shot, injured near Columbia Heights Metro

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