Friday, August 24, 2012

Fired Employee Shoots Former Co-Worker at Empire State Building — GRAPHIC VIDEO

At the New York Post, "Fired worker kills ex-colleague at Empire State Building, 9 others injured before cop shoots him."

A fired worker gunned down a former coworkers on a busy Midtown street and then turned his weapon on police officers right in front of the Empire State Building — and in the ensuing gun battle he was killed and nine pedestrians were struck, some by cop bullets, Mayor Bloomberg and Police Commissioner Ray Kelly said today.

The 9 a.m. mayhem sent commuters and tourists in a panicked scramble from the jam-packed intersection of 34th Street and Fifth Avenue.

Bloomberg identified the shooter as Jeffrey Johnson, 53, who had been fired two years ago from Hazan Imports at 10 W. 33rd Street, around the corner from the scene.
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More at Memeorandum.

And see the New York Times, "Fatal Shooting at Empire State Building - One Victim Killed; Gunman, Who Had Lost His Job, Dies."

Plus, see Ed Morrissey at Hot Air, "Empire State Building shooting leaves several wounded, two dead, including suspect."