7 Shot In Front Of Empire State Building - Gunman shot dead

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Update: from NYPD scanner:

U/D Manhattan: 5 Ave & West 34 St/Empire State Bldg Total of 7 people shot Perp DOA 1 in serious condition All others in stable condition.

Breaking news that the 5th Avenue and 34th street area in New York has been closed after 5 people were shot outside of the Empire state victim, including the gunman. According to police scanner reports, the perpetrator has been shot by NYPD ans is is DOA on scene, with EMS assistance requested.

From 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.
From NBC New York:

Police say at least two people were shot outside the Empire State Building Friday morning.
 
Authorities said emergency personnel received a call about the shooting at Fifth Avenue and 34th Street just after 9 a.m.
 
The circumstances of the shooting weren't immediately clear. The conditions of the people shot also weren't known.
 
At least one person was seen being taken away in a stretcher.
And from Fox NY:

There are reports of multiple people shot outside the Empire State Building.  FOX 5 News has learned that at least three people have been shot. The scene is chaotic as people make their way to work in the heavily trafficked area. One person is in police custody. FOX 5 News and SkyFoxHD are headed to the scene.  MyFoxNY.com is updating this story.
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http://www.myfoxny.com/category/237002/skyfoxhd

UPDATE

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At Least 4 Shot Outside Empire State Building; Suspect Dead
A law-enforcement official said the shooting did not appear to be terror-related, and may have been the actions of a disgruntled employee
By Shimon Prokupecz and Jonathan Dienst |  Friday, Aug 24, 2012  |  Updated 10:02 AM EDT

Police say at least four people were shot outside the Empire State Building Friday morning -- and as many as 10 taken to area hospitals -- and the gunman is dead.

A law-enforcement official said the shooting did not appear to be terror-related, and may have been the actions of a disgruntled employee.

It wasn't immediately clear if the gunman's wound was self-inflicted or if the suspect was shot by police.

Authorities said emergency personnel received a call about the shooting at Fifth Avenue and 34th Street just after 9 a.m. and that units were on the scene within minutes. The FBI is also on the scene.

The circumstances of the shooting weren't immediately clear. The conditions of the people shot also weren't known.

At least one person was seen being taken away in a stretcher.

Anyone traveling in the area is advised to expect road closures and detours.

In 1997, a 69-year-old man opened fire on the observation deck of the iconic landmark, killing one person and wounding six before shooting himself in the head. The gunman, Ali Abu Kamal, was taken to the hospital, where he died more than five hours after self-inflicting the fatal wound.

Law enforcement officials believe the 1997 attack was pre-meditated.

It is not clear if Friday morning's shooting was premeditated, nor was it known if the victims were targeted or shot at random.

http://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/local/Empire-State-Building-Shooting-167313495.html
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Police say at least four people were shot outside the Empire State Building Friday morning -- and as many as 10 taken to area hospitals -- and the gunman is dead.

A law-enforcement official said the shooting did not appear to be terror-related, and may have been the actions of a disgruntled employee.

It wasn't immediately clear if the gunman's wound was self-inflicted or if the suspect was shot by police.

Authorities said emergency personnel received a call about the shooting at Fifth Avenue and 34th Street just after 9 a.m. and that units were on the scene within minutes. The FBI is also on the scene.

The circumstances of the shooting weren't immediately clear. The conditions of the people shot also weren't known.

At least one person was seen being taken away in a stretcher.

Anyone traveling in the area is advised to expect road closures and detours.

In 1997, a 69-year-old man opened fire on the observation deck of the iconic landmark, killing one person and wounding six before shooting himself in the head. The gunman, Ali Abu Kamal, was taken to the hospital, where he died more than five hours after self-inflicting the fatal wound.

Law enforcement officials believe the 1997 attack was pre-meditated.

It is not clear if Friday morning's shooting was premeditated, nor was it known if the victims were targeted or shot at random.



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Omg,what is going on in the world.This is just insane.
MJ u are so beautiful,inside and out,u truly are a gift from God.I love u,brother.

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Absolutely horrible.  I agree in the sentiment, "what is going on in the world??"

This thread will be locked as it's not MJ related, you may want to start a discussion in a group on hoaxbook.