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08-24-2012, 07:48 PM
Deadly shooting near the Empire State Building


A gunman has shot multiple people near the Empire State Building in the Midtown area of Manhattan, according to several news reports.
New York City's ABC 7 reported that the shooting happened at Fifth Avenue and West 34th Street around 9 a.m. ET, and said that the incident may have been the result of a co-worker dispute. Ten people were hit during the gunfire, the New York Post is reporting.
The Associated Press and others are reporting that police shot and killed the gunman near the tourist entrance of the Empire State Building. Reuters reports that two people have died. The Post said that the fatalities include the gunman and a bystander.
Word of the shooting spread rapidly on social media networks.
"On 5th avenue surrounded by helicopters and police," @CeciliaHalling wrote on Twitter. "I'm very glad I wasn't 20 blocks further down half an hour ago."
The number of fatalities has not been made official.
Eyewitnesses told CNN that the gunman was using a rifle or shotgun.
Traffic was diverted around the Empire State Building as investigators responded to the scene.


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