Manhunt Begins for Masked Shooter in NY

Gunman allegedly shot a real estate mogul in broad daylight at his mansion in Long Island.
3:00 | 02/25/14

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Okay, George. To the urgent manhunt for a mysterious mass shooter. Search is on for a gunman who shot the man in broad daylight at this palatial mansion on long Island. Gio Benitez has the story. Reporter: Oheka castle home to fairy tale weddings. I Melissa, take you -- Reporter: Is the scene of a whodunit sparking an intense manhunt. A gunman wearing a black mask ambushing the castle's owner in broad daylight Monday afternoon shooting 69-year-old Gary Melius in the face as he walked to his car right in the parking lot. Miraculously, he survived. His daughter rushed him to the hospital. It doesn't appear to be an accidental shooting at this time. Reporter: Thousand as investigators search every inch of this palace for clue, the question, who would try to kill the prominent politically connected developer? No one could think of anyone that would want to kill Gary. Reporter: Melius bought it in the '80s for $1.5 million spending more than 30 million restoring it. I always thought it could be restored. I didn't think how big a job it was going to be to restore. Reporter: Once the nation's second largest private home, the castle is seen on the TV show "Royal pains." Whose place is this exactly? Celebs use it for weddings like Kevin Jonas and former president bill Clinton officiating the wedding of disgraced congressman Anthony Weiner here. A--end hotel so exclusive suites go for more than a thousand dollars per night but this morning police are focused on finding that masked gunman. And police still don't know why Melius would be talking but they said or why he would be targeted, I should say but say the entire shooting was caught on surveillance cameras and right now, robin, amazingly he is alert and talking there at the hospital this morning. And that is what's most important. Hopefully some clues to that surveillance tape. Gio, thank you very much.

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