UPDATE: 11:30AM EST
Mayor Michael Bloomberg and NYPD police Commissioner Ray Kelly released new information on the man who shot 10 people at the Empire State Building.
The shooter’s name is 58-year-old Jeffrey Johnson; he used a 45 semi-automatic caliber handgun. He worked at Hazan Imports, a women’s accessories design line, for 6 years. He was laid off a year ago due to downsizing. Johnson shot his former co-worker, a 41-year-old victim, in the head.
UPDATE: 11:05AM EST
Two law enforcement officials in New York City say a recently fired store worker shot a former colleague to death and then randomly opened fired on others near the Empire State Building.
The officials say eight other people were struck by bullets, but those injuries are not believed to be life threatening.
The officials say the gunman previously worked at a store inside the landmark skyscraper.
UPDATE: 10:30AM EST
New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg is expected to speak at 11 a.m. after 10 people were shot outside the Empire State Building Friday morning, leaving two dead, including the suspected gunman.
UPDATE: 10:00AM EST
At least 10 people were shot Friday morning in front of the Empire State Building in New York.
According to CNN:
A suspect in the shooting was shot and killed by police, New York police said.
Authorities converged on the building around 9 a.m. after reports of gunfire.
A witness told CNN’s Rose Arce that the gunman ran after and shot a man in the head. An unarmed guard chased the gunman away, the witness told Arce.
Police are on the scene of a shooting at the Empire State Building in New York City this morning.
Details are limited, but witnesses say they heard multiple shots just before 9 a.m. and that three people have been wounded.
As reported by CBS News:
The shooting happened near the intersection of 33rd Street and Fifth Avenue. There is a large police presence on the scene.
SOURCE: CBS News