Employee Fatally Shoots Supervisor, Then Himself In NY Home Depot


Two men were shot inside a Home Depot on W. 23rd Street in the Chelsea area of Manhattan.

Police said an employee shot and killed a supervisor, then turned the gun on himself inside the bustling store on Sunday afternoon. Witnesses described a chaotic scene of shoppers running from the store after the shooting occurred.

The  31-year-old employee shot the 38-year-old supervisor twice at around 2:40 p.m., then shot himself in the face.

The shooter was found dead at the scene, according to a police source.

The victim was taken to a local hospital and later pronounced dead.

A witness told the Daily News that he heard the shooter was looking for revenge against the supervisor.

“What I heard was that a guy was fired and that he came back to the store,” said Orlando Straughter, 48, from East Harlem.

The Daily News reports:

A Home Depot employee said he heard four shots and then saw people screaming and running away from the lighting department.

Via Sam Champion on Instagram:

Employees fleeing #nyc #homeDepot on 23rd st report shooting inside

A video posted by Sam Champion (@samchampion) on

One woman on Instagram writes, “I just left here. It was really scary to be inside when it happened, but thank goodness we got to run out and leave to safety.”

That’s right around the corner from my old Manhattan apartment. I just moved to Virginia and of course, the house next door to me was targeted in a shooting the other day.

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Image: Daily News.