An NYC sanitation worker was shot Thursday morning in Manhattan, apparently while breaking up the assault of his own daughter.
The shooting happened around 11:30 a.m. at 52nd Street and Tenth Avenue in the Hell's Kitchen section.
According to a law enforcement source familiar with the incident, a woman who lives in the area was accosted by her ex-boyfriend and his twin brother. The woman and her ex began arguing, and then the ex's twin allegedly assaulted her.
The woman then called her father, an on-duty NYC Department of Sanitation worker - and when he arrived on the scene, the source said, he was shot after an argument.
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He is expected to survive his wounds, however.
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 episode in a city where gun crime has surged dramatically. According to the NYPD, through last Sunday, shootings are up 30% in New York City this year over last.
More than 50 people have been shot since the mayor introduced a "Blueprint to End Gun Violence" two weeks ago.
This is a developing story.