NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – A Bronx housing complex supervisor is in critical condition after being shot by an employee.

Police said the 43-year-old super was in the process of writing up the 46-year-old worker for an infraction when the employee shot him in the leg, chest and stomach.

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It happened around 2:15 p.m. Monday inside a building on Bailey Avenue in the Kingsbridge section.

Police said the worker drove off, getting away in a beige Chevrolet Tahoe.

Those who live in the complex told CBS2 he was disrespectful and some had even complained about him, but nothing changed.

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“Treated the employees like they were garbage. People would move or want to transfer because of this guy. Because his super would tell him and reprimand him on certain things, he didn’t like it… They argued constantly, constantly,” said Barbara Lauray, of Fort Independent Houses. “I call you and I tell you that you need to speak to this particular person, and you do nothing… This could have been avoided had they taken him out of the development.”

CBS2’s Reena Roy asked the New York City Housing Authority why more wasn’t done and what its protocol is for background checks. A spokesperson simply referred her to the NYPD.

“It’s sad, but housing needs to do more backgrounds on everybody,” resident Erika Velez said.

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Meanwhile, tenants pray their super makes a speedy recovery. He is expected to survive, and the search continues for his shooter.