At Least Ten Shot Outside Empire State Building

Friday morning, at about 9 A.M., a hostile ex-employee (or so "it's been tweeted":https://twitter.com/NYScanner/status/238996649362456576 by police scanner eavesdroppers) started shooting at random, with at least 10 people injured (it's unclear how...

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Aug 24 2012, 2:30pm

Friday morning, at about 9 A.M., a hostile ex-employee (or so it’s been tweeted by police scanner eavesdroppers) started shooting at random, with at least 10 people injured (it’s unclear how many may have been shot) before being shot and killed by cops on the sidewalk in front of the Empire State Building. The FBI has tweeted that they’re on the scene, beginning investigation. Graphic photos of the shooting have already popped up on Instagram and Flickr.

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Witnesses are now sharing stories through a comment thread on Reddit. The number of those shot has risen in the last several minutes from four, to eight, to now ten, and some Reddit commenters have blamed police for some of the bystanders shot. For a good counter to the flood of reports in social media, the Washington Post is live-blogging updates as they come in.

Meanwhile, last night in Chicago 13 people were shot over a 30 minute period.