NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – The super of a New York City Housing Authority building has been shot by another employee in the Bronx.
It happened around 2:15 p.m. at a NYCHA building at 3340 Bailey Avenue in the Kingsbridge neighborhood.
According to police, the 43-year-old supervisor was writing up a 46-year-old employee for some kind of infraction. The employee allegedly pulled out a gun and shot the supervisor in the leg, chest and abdomen.
The victim was taken to a local hospital. He is expected to survive.
Police say the suspect is still on the run. He’s believed to have escaped in a beige Chevy Tahoe.
People who live in this building told CBS2’s Kiran Dhillon the suspect was disruptive and disrespectful to residents. Some even complained about him, but say nothing was done.
“He treated the employees like garbage,” said Barbara Lauray, Tenants Association president for Fort Independent Houses. “People would move and want to transfer because of this guy. Because his super would reprimand him on things, he didn’t like it. They argued constantly.”
Lauray noted the two argued constantly.
“I call you and say you have to speak to this person and you do nothing,” she said. “This could have been avoided had they taken him out of the development.”
CBS2 has not yet received a comment from NYCHA.
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