A few new details have emerged regarding this morning’s shooting outside the Empire State Building in New York City.
Police have identified Jeffrey Johnson as the culprit, saying the 53-year old used a .45-caliber pistol to shoot an ex-coworker around 9 a.m. on the Fifth Avenue side of the famous structure.
Johnson, who was killed by police, was reportedly laid off from Hazan Imports about a year ago. He and the unnamed coworker he allegedly shot were the only two who died in the attack.
Sources say eight other victims were wounded in the shooting, but all are expected to recover.
Rebecca Fox, who works across the street from the Empire State Building, told CNN she was on her way to grab coffee when the chaos erupted and told the network:
“There are detectives everywhere. They are trying to map out the crime scene. I saw blood on the sidewalk. It was just a very surreal scene.”