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Fired Construction Worker Kills Foreman, Self at Job Site

07 October, 2017, 00:11 | Author: Priscilla Morrison
  • Two people have been shot dead in a shooting on a construction site on Manhattan's Upper West Side on Thursday

A disgruntled former worker at a high-rise construction site killed a foreman and then himself on Thursday, police said.

NYPD officers responded to a shooting inside a building near the corner of Riverside Boulevard on the Upper West Side, where they found Christopher Sayers suffering from multiple gunshot wounds at 7:10 a.m., police said.

Almost two hours later, at about 8:45 a.m., the alleged shooter was found dead of a self-inflicted gunshot wound on the fifth floor, police said. "The shooter had a dispute with the foreman and shot him several times".

The New York Daily News said Perry came to the building unexpectedly and handed his tools to a former colleague once he reached Sayers and other workers on the 37th floor.

"When I got upstairs, I saw my foreman on the floor, which is a good friend of mine as well", construction worker Robert Pagan told WABC-TV.




"Talking to some of the workers so far, they say he was a bit of a hothead and he was dismissed about two days ago", NYPD Deputy Chief Christopher McCormack said. They described the gunman as "a little insane", but would never have expected this. He got fired two days ago.

One of Perry's neighbors, a man who only identified himself as Mike, said he had worked on construction jobs with him in the past and also knew Sayers. His last arrest was in 2005. He comes in the morning real early, drinks his coffee, smokes his cigarette, and then he went about his business. "I said, 'What's going on?'" Pagan told DNAinfo.

"He's a quiet guy", Greaves said. He never gave nobody a hard time.

"It is with a heavy heart that we say goodbye to two union brothers today", Local 212 said in a statement, according to the Post.

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