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Manhattan Sanitation Worker Shot in Broad Daylight – NBC New York

NEW YORK — A New York City sanitation worker was shot Thursday morning in Manhattan, apparently while he was interrupting an assault on his own daughter.

The shooting happened around 11:30 am at 52nd Street and 10th Avenue in the Hell’s Kitchen section.

According to a law enforcement source familiar with the incident, a woman living in the area was harassed by her ex-boyfriend and his twin brother. The woman and her ex started arguing, and then her ex’s twin allegedly assaulted her.

The woman then called her father, a New York City Department of Sanitation worker, and when he arrived on the scene, the source said, he was shot after an argument.

However, he is expected to survive his injuries.

Witnesses described an immediate and massive commotion, with loud screams and blood all over the sidewalk in front of a local restaurant.

The shooting is the latest in the city grappling with a rising tide of unremitting gun violence that has many residents anxious and fearful.

According to the NYPD, as of last Sunday, shootings are up 30% in New York City this year over last.

More than 50 people have been shot since the mayor unveiled a plan to end gun violence two weeks ago.

Nearly three-quarters of New York City voters view crime in the Big Apple as a “very serious” problem, according to a new Quinnipiac poll released Wednesday, the highest percentage in polls dating back to late from the 1990s.

About 43% of New York City voters said they find the city less safe than other big cities, also an all-time high for the poll and almost triple the previous record. Some 65% said they are personally worried about becoming a crime victim, the highest level since the question was first asked in the spring of 1999.

This is a developing story.

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