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Man shot on Shaw-Howard U metro station platform

The man was taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

WASHINGTON — A man was shot Sunday night while on the platform at the Shaw-Howard University metro station.

Just before 8 p.m. Sunday, Metro Transit Police received reports of the shooting, located on the Green and Yellow lines. 

Police have since confirmed that the man was taken to the hospital and has non-life-threatening injuries. He was found conscious and alert. 

Due to the police activity, Green and Yellow line trains initially single-tracked between U Street and Mt Vernon Square stations, bypassing Shaw-Howard U Station. Trains are no longer single-tracking as of 10:20 p.m. Sunday.

The investigation is ongoing to determine the circumstances surrounding the shooting and to locate a suspect.

In a separate incident on Dec. 28, a shooting near the Anacostia Metro Station in southeast D.C. left a man dead. 

RELATED: Man dies from shooting near Anacostia Metro Station in DC

Earlier in December, WMATA confirmed that there was a shooting at the Columbia Heights metro station after a fight broke out on a train. 

That Dec. 8 incident was the second shooting at the station in two weeks. On Nov. 29, a 19-year-old was shot on the train at Columbia Heights.

According to WMATA, the victim claimed he was sitting on the train when he saw two strangers arguing nearby. Then one of the two people took out a gun and exited the train, shooting inside it and hitting the victim in the leg. The two people involved in the incident ran from the train after the shooting.  

RELATED: Person at Columbia Heights metro station shoots train from platform after fight on board, WMATA says

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