06/30/2014 04:17 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Man Shoots Up Iron Works Shop After Being Turned Down For Job


A 54-year-old man attempting to get a job with a Brooklyn iron shop shot up the place when he was turned down for a position, according to police.

The shooting happened around 11 a.m. Monday when the unidentified male opened fire on C&A Iron Works. He injured at least two people before fatally shooting himself, the New York Post reports.

Marcos Chantes witnessed the shooter pull a gun out of a black bag and shoot his friend, Oscar.

"I said, ‘Oh my God,” he said, according to Gothamist. “And I turned and the guy looked right at me. I ran and started yelling, ‘Everyone get out, get out.”

Chantes said he believes the man fired his gun at least eight times over 10 minutes.

Iron shop employee Dmitry Tabakin, 28, said the suspect was polite when he applied for a job, but that changed after he was turned down.

"I saw [the suspect] put the gun to the worker's chest and shoot," Tabakin told the New York Daily News.

Both victims were taken to a local hospital and are reportedly in stable condition.

After the suspect opened fire at the shop, he ran inside and barricaded himself within a weapon, but no hostages.

Officers tried to get the man to surrender, but he reacted by first throwing out a crude makeshift device that authorities said was a harmless lead pipe designed to look like a pipe bomb. Then the man shot and killed himself, according to WABC TV.

Although police haven't released the name of the shooter, WABC says he reportedly has six prior arrests, the last coming in 1995 for assault.

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