Empire State Building Shooting: Civilians Wounded, Gunman Reported Dead

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Details are still coming in, but multiple news outlets confirm that a shooting has taken place outside the Empire State Building in New York City.

According to The Associated Press, at least three civilians were wounded in the attack, while the gunman is now dead.

Empire State Building

It's unknown if a police officer at the scene took out the shooter, but a fire department spokesman says it received a call just after 9 a.m. and sent multiple units to the scene within minutes.

The incident took place at 34th Street and Fifth Avenue.

This tragedy follows the July 20 shooting that claimed 12 lives in Aurora, Colorado; and the August 5 shooting that left seven people dead inside a Wisconsin Sikh temple.

UPDATE: Sources tell The New York Post that a total of 10 people were shot, with two killed: the gunman and an innocent bystander. The newspaper cites a "dispute between coworkers" as the basis for the melee.

UPDATE: Jeffrey Johnson has been identified as the shooter and Mayor Michael Bloomberg has issued a statement in response.

Kellie m

WTF is wrong with people??? Why is it these jerkoffs turn to guns when they are angry? STOP!! It's not ok to try to resolve your issues with gunfire. My thoughts and prayers go out to the victims and the families affected.


Its sad! But. . . .Being a muslim i would like to hear ur opinions.who is cursing christians?whoever did it, is refererd by his name not his religion just b-coz he is a none muslim! Learn to blame people not religion!


Surely- before they moved anyone- NBC was in there finding out if the shooter was a Tea Party member? After all- these days- isn't that what's most important?


WHEN ARE PEOPLE GOING TO STOP BEING SO AWFUL AND , BEING SO ANGRY HOW SICK IS THIS AND, SICK HE IS ? PLEASE STOP HATE . SO sad for these people who DID NOTHING WRONG ! WE will prey for all the families at this trying time !


ok enough with the swearing and how about God Bless those injured or gone and their families my heart felt prayers go out to them


fuck this shit is crazi sick ppl doing stupid shit nowadays nowhere is secure how such a thing can happend even around the empire state beaware wherever u hanging out watch ur back god u only knows why this stuff happen


What the hell is wrong with people?!


Only in America. Seriously, where else does shit happen? Tell me!




Crazy bastard! Poor families affected by another crazy bastard! Damn all crazy bastards!!!

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