Two people were 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. The victims' injuries are said to be non-life threatening.
The NYPD said that the one of the dead men was the gunman. Federal officials said that the shooting was a criminal incident and that there is no apparent link to terrorism.
New York Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly identified the shooter as Jeffrey Johnson, 53, a disgruntled ex-employee of Hazan Imports.
According to initial details he arrived at the office and fired three shots at his boss, from point-blank rage, before going on his shooting spree. A witness said that he was firing indiscriminately.
The scene (Photos: AP)
A fire department spokesman said that the NYFD received a call about the shooting just after at 9 am (1 pm GMT) Friday and that emergency units were on the scene within minutes.