Mount Sinai Hospital Dean, Bystander Shot in Chappaqua

A medical researcher shot his former boss, a dean at Mount Sinai Hospital, and wounded another man Monday morning outside a deli in tony Chappaua, police said.   

Police say 49-year-old Hengjun Chou aimed a shotgun at Dr. Dennis Charney outside Lange's Deli at about 7 a.m. and opened fire, striking Churney and another innocent bystander.  

The two victims were taken to a hospital, and both are expected to survive, police said. 

Police say Chou clashed with Charney over lab research and was fired from Mount Sinai in 2010. Chou filed a lawsuit, but lost. Investigators believe he has harbored resentment ever since.

"This is an extremely disturbing event. Fortunately, Dr. Charney's injuries are not life-threatening and we expect he will fully recover," Dr. Kennth L. Davis, president and CEO of Mount Sinai Health System said in a statement. 

Chou was arrested shortly after the shooting and charged with second degree attempted murder. He was ordered held without bail at his arraignment Monday evening.

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