CHAPPAQUA, N.Y. — A New York man was charged with attempted murder in the shotgun shooting of a medical school dean who was his former boss.
Hengjun Chao, of Tuckahoe, was taken into custody after shooting Dr. Dennis Charney outside a deli in suburban Chappaqua (CHAP’-uh-kwah) Monday morning, authorities said. Charney is the dean of the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York City.
Another unidentified man was also wounded. Both are expected to survive.
The Journal News (http://lohud.us/2bzZVgK ) reports that Chao was involved in a legal dispute with the hospital.
“It was possibly anger toward one of the victims,” New Castle Police Chief Charles Ferry said. “…because of a past employment issue.”
Mount Sinai Health System released a statement saying Chao was a former Mount Sinai faculty member who was terminated in 2010.
The 49-year-old Chao’s next court date is Sept. 7. It wasn’t clear if he had a lawyer.
The shooting at Lange’s deli happened about a mile from the home of presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and former President Bill Clinton.
Bill Clinton once listed Lange’s as one of his favorite local restaurants.
Information from: The Journal News, http://www.lohud.com