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Sources: Construction Foreman Shot By Worker In Hell's Kitchen

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Police were investigating Monday after a disgruntled construction worker shot a supervisor that morning in Manhattan, sources tell NY1.

It happened just after 9:30 a.m. in the vicinity of Ninth Avenue and West 49th Street in Hell's Kitchen.

Sources say the worker, who was recently let go from the job, fired as many as three shots at Louis Lamburini, a foreman for Judlau Construction, who was in a white van near where crews were installing underground water pipes.

One of the bullets hit Lamburini in the shoulder. He was rushed to Bellevue Hospital, where he was expected to survive his injuries.

"His position with the company is maintenance foreman for this specific project. So he works on our equipment to make sure it is up to specification," said Edward Conway, an employee of Judlau Construction.

An eyewitness who was across the street when the gunfire started said the victim was able to walk despite getting shot in close range.

"He had kind of a husky upper body, so he was like checking himself. He was slightly, like, dazed a little bit," said the eyewitness.

Sources said the gunman, believed to be in his 40s, fled the scene in another white vehicle.

"The guy was literally, like inside the driver's seat of the car shooting. And then the guy just basically ran off, car was parked right here, the car was like white, had either some blue writing or maybe black, then he jumped in and sped off that way," said the eyewitness.

Investigators were able to get video of the alleged shooter from a nearby store. A security camera was pointed right at the corner where he got into a small white four-door and drove off.

Laura McGill, who lives in the area, told reporters she was surprised by the nearby shooting.

"This neighborhood has changed greatly over the last 15 years. When I moved here in '84, I would have expected it, but not now. So it's a little alarming."

The construction company will cooperate with the investigation.

Anyone with information on the case should contact the Crime Stoppers hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS, or text CRIMES and then enter TIP577, or visit www.nypdcrimestoppers.com.

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