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2 killed, 9 wounded in N.Y. shooting

08-25-2012 06:36 BJT

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A women’s accessories designer has fatally shot a former co-worker outside the Empire State Building.

According to authorities and witnesses, the 58-year-old suspect, Jeffrey Johnson wordlessly walked up to Hazan Import Corp. vice president Steven Ercolino, put a gun to his head and fired three times. Police on their regular anti-terrorism duties rushed to the scene and killed the suspect. The shooting set off chaos at the height of the summer travel season and just after the morning rush hour.

Authorities say at least 9 others were wounded, some by stray police gunfire and they all were expected to survive. Officials say Johnson was disgruntled after being fired a year ago from Hazan Imports, located near the Empire State Building. Police Commissioner Ray Kelly says Johnson and Ercolino had traded accusations of harassment when Johnson worked at Hazan Import.

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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