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There was a shooting near the Empire State building. As many as ten people were injured this morning around 9 am.
As many as three or four civilians have been wounded in the shooting, and police are saying that the shooter is dead.
The shooting occurred at 34th Street and Fifth Avenue.
Police are saying that the incident doesn’t appear to be connected to terrorism. The city of New York has been on high alert for terrorism for several years, after experiencing multiple terrorist incidents since September 11, 2001. Some of the victims of the shooting were reportedly found inside the lobby of the Empire State Building.
One of the wounded is in critical condition and the condition of others is not yet known. A witness told CBS about the scene this morning:
“I was sitting outside, and I heard three shots first and I saw three people running up to Park Avenue way from the Empire State Building,” she said. “Then we heard it again and it was like 10 to 15 shots at one time. Then we saw the whole block, like over 50 people running to Park Avenue.”