Authorities are investigating the killing of a Lawrence (Mass.) Department of Public Works employee who was fatally shot while conducting road repair work Wednesday.

The Essex District Attorney’s office said officers were called to the area of Andover and Clifton streets around 2 p.m. for a report of gunshots.

Police found a man at the scene who had been shot.

The victim was taken to Lawrence General Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

“Investigators learned that the victim was a City of Lawrence DPW worker who was performing road repair at the time of the shooting,” the district attorney’s office said.

The investigation into the killing is ongoing.

Tuesday, January 28, 2020