Posted in NYC on August 24, 2012
The scene outside of the Empire State Building (via)
Our thoughts go out to the families of the people who were allegedly shot outside of the Empire State Building this morning:
The body of an alleged gunman is lying outside the entrance to the Empire State Building after a shooting broke out Friday morning, leaving at least two dead, New York City officials said.Mayor Bloomberg will be holding a press conference at 11AM EST to talk about the situation, which is developing as we speak. Stream it live here.
A woman was also killed in the shooting, which occurred as people were lining up to gain entry to the busy tourist destination.
An elevator worker from inside the Empire State Building ran outside and began chasing the alleged shooter, CNN producer Rose Arce said. At some point police, who were apparently inside the building, were alerted and chased and the alleged shooter.
Arce talked to several international tourists who were standing around. "They were completely stunned by what happened and were screaming," Arce reports. -[CNN]
Sad day for New York.