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Breaking News: Shooting Outside Empire State Building Leaves Several Wounded

August 24, 2012 at 12:00 am | Lifestyle, News

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Stephanie Shaw

August 24, 2012 at 12:00 am | Lifestyle, News

NBC News reported a shooting outside of the Empire State Building in New York, NY this morning. The New York Police Department (NYPD) said at least 10 people were shot and that the gunman is dead.

The condition of the victims is unknown; however, there are reports that at least two of the victims died. It is not yet apparent if the gunman’s death was a suicide or at the hands of the NYPD.

The New York City Fire Department (FDNY) told NBC News that they responded to a call at 9:07am and arrived at the scene by 9:13am. The shooting took place at Fifth Avenue and 34th street.

The shooter is allegedly an upset employee of a business in the Empire State Building, which houses over 1,000 businesses.

As of right now, the motive of the shooting is unknown. It is also unclear whether the victims of the shootings were random or targeted.

Check back for more details as this story develops.

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