HAPPY VALLEY, Oregon — An out-of-control construction worker has been charged with attempted murder in a vicious nail gun attack that left a coworker riddled with wounds, police said.
Witnesses say Jesus Ascencio Molina, 24, “just snapped” and turned the pneumatic framing nail gun on his colleague on Friday as they were building a house in Oregon.
The victim was shot several times in the shoulder, back and neck and had to be airlifted to a nearby hospital, the Clackamas County Sheriff’s office said.
Another worker at the house told KGW-TV that they had just been wrapping up at the house and were preparing to move to another site, when Molina picked up the nail gun and started shooting.
The witness said the victim picked up a power saw and turned it on in an effort to defend himself, but it was too late.
Molina ran into the woods after the attack but was arrested a day later. He has been charged with attempted murder and was held on $250,000 bond.