Workplace Dispute in NYC Leaves 1 Dead, 2 Injured

Aug. 30, 2007
One year after being fired, former employee lost arbitration, opened fire at prior workplace

NEW YORK -- A disgruntled former employee shot and killed one person and injured two others Thursday at a massive apartment complex, police said.

The shooter turned himself in to authorities shortly after the shooting at the Co-op City projects in the Bronx.

The gunman had been fired about a year earlier from his job at the housing project, then lost his arbitration hearing on Wednesday, said police spokesman Paul Browne.

At about 8 a.m. Thursday, the shooter entered a basement office at the housing project and shot and killed another employee, possibly his former supervisor, police said. After leaving the basement, he shot two other people.

One of the surviving victims was hospitalized in critical condition with a neck wound. The other was shot in the arm and was in stable condition.

The sprawling Co-op City was built in the late 1960s on the site of a former amusement park. It including 35 high-rises and seven town house clusters, and has its own security force and power plant. Calls to the management company, RiverBay Corporation, were not immediately returned.

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