NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Police are investigating after a man was shot Monday morning at a construction site in Hell’s Kitchen.
It happened around 9:30 a.m. on Ninth Avenue and 49th Street.[cbs-audio url=”http://cbsnewyork.files.wordpress.com/2013/07/wside-shoot-1-papa-w-43-soc-rjones.mp3″ size=”340″ download=”false” name=”Police Investigating Shooting At Hell’s Kitchen Construction Site” artist=”1010 WINS’ Juliet Papa reports”]
Witness Ronald Collins was washing windows across the street he saw what police believe to be an ongoing dispute between a maintenance foreman from Judlau Waterworks and possibly a former employee, according to the company.
“We believe that’s the case, but it’s yet to be determined,” said safety director Edward Conway.
The victim, 56-year-old Louis Lamburini, was shot in the chest, 1010 WINS’ Juliet Papa reported. His wounds are not considered life-threatening, according to EMS. He was transported to an area hospital.
According to Collins, the shooting looked to be very deliberate. Collins said he was unclear if the two men exchanged any words.
“The guy was literally inside the driver’s seat of the car shooting,” he told CBS 2’s Tracee Carrasco.
Initial reports suggest the suspect in the shooting took off in a white four-door sedan with writing on it.
Police are now reviewing surveillance videos in the area. The investigation is ongoing.
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