Lakeview: Construction supervisor OK after being shot in on-going labor dispute

The 1200 block of West Cornelia. | Google

A construction supervisor is in good condition after being shot during an on-going dispute with a day laborer at a Lakeview construction site on Friday morning, according to police and sources.

Police were called to the 1200 block of West Cornelia at 10:30 a.m. after a man reported that a known offender had fired a shot at him on the street near a work site. The victim, who was struck by one bullet in the buttocks, was transported to Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center, police said.

Approximate location of the shooting. | Multiplottr

The shooter, a white male who’s about 60-years-old, fled in a black Ford Focus, according to a witness. Police believe the gunman used to work for the victim at the construction site.

A police department source said the gunman is suspected of attacking the same victim with a hammer earlier this week at the same location.

Around 4 p.m. Monday, a construction supervisor walked into the 16th (Jefferson Park) Police District to file a report. The man said a former employee damaged his property and struck him with a hammer earlier in the day on the 1200 block of West Cornelia, according to a police department spokesperson. CPD would not officially confirm that the shooting and hammer incidents involve the same victim and assailant.

The victim told police on Monday that he would seek medical attention on his own for injuries he received in the hammer incident.

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