Empire State Building Shooting

August 24, 2012 by  

Empire State Building Shooting, Reports varied as to how many people had been shot, with a New York police source saying eight people in total had been shot. The New York Post newspaper said 10 people had been shot.

According to The Post, two men who were apparently coworkers began arguing in the middle of the street during morning rush hour. They began fighting on the pavement, before one man suddenly drew a gun and opened fire. New York police then shot the gunman.

Police sources also told the Reuters news agency that the shooter has been shot dead. Other reports suggested at least one victim had been shot dead as well.

A fire department spokesman says it received a call about the shooting just after at 9am local time on Friday and that emergency units were on the scene within minutes.

The shooting occurred at 34th Street and Fifth Avenue, just beside the city’s famous skyscraper.

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