BREAKING: Several people shot at outside Empire State Building

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    Several people shot at outside Empire State Building — RT


    Several people shot outside Empire State Building (Image from [email protected])

    At least one person has reportedly died and eight more have been wounded when a shooting broke out outside the Empire State Building in Manhattan, say police. The dead person is said to be the attacker.

    One person has been taken into police custody, reports ABC. Police also say they have foud a weapon.

    The victims' conditions remain unknown. Various reports suggest only four people were injured in the incident.

    Some of the victims were found inside the lobby of the Empire State Building, say US media outlets, while some other were found in the street.

    The shooting happened near the intersection of 33rd Street and Fifth Avenue around 9:00 am local time, says CBS 2 broadcaster. It is not yet clear what led to the shooting and whether it was pre-mediated or not.

    A large police presence and multiple ambulances are reported on the scene. The FBI has also responded.
     
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    Shooting Outside Empire State Building

    By ASSOCIATED PRESS

    NEW YORK — New York City officials say at least four people have been shot outside the Empire State Building and that the gunman is dead. A witness says the gunman was firing indiscriminately.

    City police say at least four people have been wounded in the Friday morning shooting.

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

    Aliyah Imam tells Fox 5 News that she was standing at a red light when a woman standing next to her fell to the ground. She says the woman was hit in the hip. She says the gunman was "shooting indiscriminately at people."

    The shooting occurred at 34th Street and Fifth Avenue.

    Shooting Outside Empire State Building - WSJ.com
     
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    Two killed in Empire State shooting: Police source

    Fri Aug 24, 2012 7:20pm IST

    REUTERS - Two people have been killed and at least eight others were wounded in a shooting outside of the Empire State Building in New York City on Friday, according to a New York police source.

    One of the dead was the shooter, the source said, adding that there was no apparent link to terrorism.

    Two killed in Empire State shooting: Police source | Reuters
     
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    Shooting outside Empire State, gunman killed

    New York police say three or four people have been shot outside the Empire State Building; shooting occurred at 34th Street and Fifth Avenue, just beside the city’s iconic skyscraper and a massive tourist attraction

    New York police say three or four people have been shot outside the Empire State Building, and the shooter is dead.

    A fire department spokesman says it received a call about the shooting just after at 9 a.m. (6.30 p.m. IST) 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 iconic skyscraper and a massive tourist attraction.
     
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    U.S is going through mass psychosis syndrome !:crazy:
     
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    Something broke in Arabia and Middle-East.
    Something is breaking in US.
     
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    Two killed in Empire State Building shooting: Police source

    New York: Two people were killed and at least eight were wounded in a shooting outside the landmark Empire State Building in New York City on Friday, according to a New York police source.
    One of the dead was the shooter, the source said, adding that there was no apparent link to terrorism.

    "I heard the gunshots," said Dahlia Anister, 33, who works at an office near the 102-story Empire State Building. "It was like pop, pop, pop. It was definitely in a bunch."

    Aliyah Imam tells Fox 5 News that she was standing at a red light when a woman standing next to her fell to the ground. She says the woman was hit in the hip. She says the gunman was "shooting indiscriminately at people."
    The victims were shot shortly after 9 am (1300 GMT) on the sidewalk on Fifth Avenue outside the building in Midtown Manhattan.

    The shooting broke out at the height of the tourist season outside one of New York City's most popular attractions, startling tourists and commuters in one of the busiest areas of the city.

    The building is two blocks from Pennsylvania Station, one of New York City's main transportation hubs.

    The United States has had two other mass shooting cases this summer. On July 20, James Holmes, 24, allegedly opened fire at a midnight screening of the Batman film "The Dark Knight Rises" in Aurora, Colorado, killing 12 people and wounding 58.

    On August 5, a gunman killed six people and critically wounded three at a Sikh temple outside Milwaukee before police shot him dead in an attack authorities treated as an act of domestic terrorism.

    The Empire State Building was the world's tallest building for 40 years from its completion in 1931 until construction of the World Trade Center. Following the September 11, 2001, attacks, it was again the tallest building in the city.
     
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    Was the gunman a paki ??? or trained in pak,or had paki girlfriend,

    These Question need to be addressed:whistle::hat::borat:
     
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    more guns, more guns. Go NRA
     
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    Poor Gun .. the usual suspect :tsk:
    Bless the Gun that killed the shooter and forget about who were the characters behind both the Guns :rolleyes:
     
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    NYC has some of the toughest gun control laws in the US. Is adding more really the answer?
     
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    I don't understand all the victims were unarmed. Seams a lack of guns was the issue.
     
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    I agree. Everyone should carry a gun in their handbag or jacket. :namaste:
     
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    No need to guess what the incident says about the Gun control argument? :pound:
     
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    that it wouldn't have happened if everyone had a gun ?
     
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    It is said the shooter had a "McDonald's habit."
     
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    Several gunshot wounds were inflicted by police on bystanders. :-(
     
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    Not everyone necessarily but perhaps just a few armed civilians would have been enough a deterrence.
    Unless completely nuts, even a criminal (every sane mind) is driven by self-preservation and doesn't want to indulge if he/she sees a good chance of shot back at.
    Firstly the armed citizenry would avoid many such incidents.
    Secondly, those that indeed take place would not end up as bad as when the determined gunned murderer is unchallenged

    Regards,
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    CNN Reports 8 shot in NYC, Overlooks 19 Shot in Chicago
     

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