Woman gunned down on NYC street, boyfriend hits suspect with car

AM BILL RITTER. >>> A HORRIBLE AND DEADLY SHOOTING IN THE BRONX IN THE OTHERWISE QUIET NEIGHBORHOOD OF CITY ISLAND. >> A WOMAN THAT REX TRAFFIC THERE SUDDENLY SHOT SEVERAL TIMES BY A MAN ON A BICYCLE IN THE WOMAN'S BOYFRIEND JUMPING INTO ACTION TO CAPTURE THE MAN THAT POLICE SAY IS THE SUSPECT. JIM DOLAN IS LIVE AT THE SCENE WITH THIS TRAGIC STORY OF GUN VIOLENCE. >> Reporter: LET ME TELL YOU YOU CAN SEE THIS IS AN ACTIVE CONSTRUCTION SCENE. RIGHT BACK THERE IS THE BRIDGE THAT LEADS TO AND FROM CITY ISLAND. THIS AFTERNOON POLICE SAY A MAN RODE UP ON THAT BICYCLE RIGHT THERE AND FIRED THREE SHOTS AT A CONSTRUCTION WORKER WORKING WITH THE CREW HERE. A WOMAN, SHE WAS SHOT AND KILLED. POLICE SAY HER BOYFRIEND WAS IN THE CAR WHEN THE WOMAN WAS SHOT HER BOYFRIEND WHO WAS HERE BECAUSE OF HER LAUNCH BREAK CHASED HIM DOWN WITH THE CAR. POLICE SAY HE BEAT THE SUSPECT WHILE WAITING FOR POLICE. >> Reporter: THE GUNMAN RODE UP ON HIS BIKE POLICE SAY AND FIRED THREE SHOTS AT A 52-YEAR- OLD WOMAN WORKING AT THE CONSTRUCTION SITE.

HER BOYFRIEND WHO WAS THERE FOR THE WOMAN'S LAUNCH BREAK OUT IN HIS CAR AND CHASED THE GUNMAN DOWN AND HELD HIM FOR POLICE. >> YOU NEVER KNOW. YOU HAVE THIS RIGHT OVER HERE SO THERE ARE ALWAYS GUNSHOTS GOING OFF. BUT IT SOUNDED TOO CLEAR AND IT WAS RIGHT OUTSIDE. >> Reporter: ABOUT EVERYBODY ON CITY ISLAND KNEW THE WOMAN WHO WORKED WITH THE CONSTRUCTION CREW DIRECTING TRAFFIC AROUND THE SITE. >> SHE HAD THE SIGN GETTING US TO SLOW DOWN WHEN WE COME ON THE ISLAND.

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SHE WAS VERY NICE. SHE WAS HAVING LAUNCH STANDING UP, THAT IS A GOOD WORKER. >> SHE WAS TAKEN TO THE HOSPITAL BUT HE IS IN POLICE CUSTODY AND THE BOYFRIEND IS BEING QUESTIONED BY POLICE WHO SAY THAT ALL THREE PEOPLE KNEW ONE ANOTHER. IT IS NOT YET CLEAR HOW WELL THE COUPLE KNEW THE GUNMAN. OR WHY THE GUNMAN MIGHT SHOOT THE VICTIM. >> SHE IS A VERY NICE PERSON. VERY BUBBLY PERSONALITY. THE LAST PERSON LAST KIND OF PERSON YOU WANT TO SEE THAT HAPPEN TO. >> SHE WAS A DOLLS, SHE WAS GOOD. WE ALL UNDERSTOOD, WAIT FOR THE TRAFFIC, IT WAS NOT A BIG DEAL. I DON'T KNOW HOW ANYBODY COULD BE THAT ANGRY. >> Reporter: BACK LIVE NOW, ONE WOMAN DEAD AFTER GUNSHOTS HERE ON CITY ISLAND. AGAIN, THE POLICE SAY THE VICTIM, THE GUNMAN, AND THE BOYFRIEND ALL NEW

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