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Queens neighborhood grieves for victims of LI shooting

Police are searching for the suspect, Sang Ho Kim, in Cold Spring.

FLUSHING - Residents in a Queens neighborhood say they're grieving for the victims of Wednesday's shooting on Long Island as police continue their search for the alleged shooter in Putnam County.

Police say Sang Ho Kim opened fire at a light fixture company on Long Island, where he worked as a contracted employee. Employee Yong Jae Shin, 25, was killed and CEO John Choi was injured. Shin and Kim were both from Queens.

A friend of Kim's says he has an aggressive personality, but he never expected Kim to be accused of murder.

Dave Lee, a friend of Choi's, says he was shot in the forehead and is expected to recover. According to Lee, Choi is communicating with pen and paper and said the shooting was triggered by a dispute over money. Shin's parents say he and Kim were friends and was shot when he tried to intervene between Kim and Choi.

Kim's sister tells Newsday that the alleged gunman left a voicemail for her two hours after the shooting and implied he may take his own life. Police say they're investigating every possible angle and lead.

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