View Full Version : Another NUTJOB Shooting Outside Empire State Bldg.

Gayle in MD
08-24-2012, 08:25 AM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body">NEW YORK -- New York City police say at least four people have been shot outside the Empire State Building and that the gunman is dead. A witness says the shooter was firing indiscriminately.

The shooting happened Friday morning at 34th Street and Fifth Avenue.

A fire department spokesman says it received a call about the shooting just after at 9 a.m. Friday and that emergency units were on the scene within minutes.

The department says paramedics are evaluating eight people but some of them may not have been shot.

Aliyah Imam tells Fox 5 News that she was standing at a red light when a woman standing next to her fell to the ground. She says the woman was hit in the hip. She says the gunman was "shooting indiscriminately at people."


Witness say eight were shot, and shooter was shot dead.

differing accounts:

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10:13 AM Today
Bloomberg To Speak Soon
@ harrisongolden : Two dead. At least four others shot. And up to six wounded but not shot. Bloomberg's podium is at the scene. He will be speaking soon.

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10:10 AM Today
Photos From The Scene
HuffPost's Mark Hanrahan captured these pictures from near the Empire State Building:



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10:09 AM Today
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10:08 AM Today
WNBC: Shooter Was Disgruntled Employee
@ JesseRodriguez : WNBC's Jonathan Dienst: Disgruntled employee, had just been fired, suspect shot and killed by police, four people shot. Not terror related.

Gayle in MD
08-24-2012, 10:39 AM
Update: Apparently the shooter had been fired some time ago. Also, there were far more people hurt than was first reported, many of them trampled in the panic.

More were shot than orignially stated. Atleast one person was killed.

Shooter was 53 year old Jeffery Johnson, was fired by this import company a year ago, and returned today to shoot his boss.
Two Women and seven men were shot. Nine of the injured are in hospitals.

What a horrible tragedy.

There are multiple crime scenes, so apparently the shooter was on the move as he randomly shot at passersby, and shot at the police, who killed him.

So sad and pointless.


08-25-2012, 10:02 AM
Mayor Bloomberg has let on that some of those shot were shot by police.

Understandable, perhaps, but it shows the dangers of 'everybody get out their concealed carry and take down a shooter.'

If trained policemen in broad daylight end up shooting innocent bystanders, isn't it obvious what would most likely occur in a darkened theater with smoke devices?

In the Gabby Giffords shooting case, a CCW licensee almost shot one of the good guys who'd stopped Loughner, because he had the perp's gun. That man has said he had about a couple of seconds to decide, and apparently had military training to help him make a life and death decision and not have it go horribly wrong.

Gayle in MD
08-25-2012, 10:24 AM
Excellent point!