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10 people shot outside Empire State Building

08-25-2012 00:40 BJT

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Police say 2 people are dead and at least 8 wounded in a shooting outside the landmark Empire State Building in New York City.

Two law enforcement officials say a recently fired store worker shot a former colleague to death and then randomly opened fired on people nearby. Police gave chase to the suspect and shot him dead. The officials say the gunman previously worked at a store inside the skyscraper at the heart of Manhattan. Federal officials say the shooting isn’t related to terrorism.

A guard at the landmark says it didn’t involve the parts of the building where tourists gather to visit the skyscraper. The shooting occurred shortly after 9 am local time on Fifth Avenue outside the building. Police have cordoned off the area around the building. The building is two blocks away from Pennsylvania Station, one of New York City’s main transportation hubs.

New York City police are seen at the scene of a shooting near the Empire State Building in New
York, August 24, 2012. 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, a New York police
source said. [Photo by Hu Haidan / China Daily USA]

The body of a man lies on the sidewalk near the Empire State Building following a shooting in
New York August 24, 2012. 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.

A woman identified as a victim is treated at the scene of a shooting near the Empire State
Building in New York, August 24, 2012. 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, a New
York police source said.

Editor:Wang Shuo |Source: CCTV.com

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