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An employer who shot a construction worker on the job on Wednesday has been released without charge pending further investigation.

Police have opened an investigation into the incident that occurred at a hotel construction site on Pigeon Island, Gros Islet.

Reports are that a construction worker, Lenny Pappius of Cacao, Babonneau, was allegedly shot in both legs by his employer, a contractor, according to law enforcement sources.

The shooting occurred at The Landings Hotel construction site at about 11 a.m.

It is alleged that the shooting stemmed from a dispute over wages. The employee is currently in stable condition at hospital.

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