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-- Fox News alert now Michael Bloomberg mayor of New York City addressing it.
The press about that shooting that took place outside the Empire State Building let's listen it.
The details about it earlier this morning a little after 9 AM.
Same man who had been fired from his job about -- -- -- -- began shooting near the Empire State Building run out on the street.
He killed one person can at least nine of were shot and some may have been shot accidentally by police offices and responded immediately.
And while confronting the suspect and fatally shooting him.
Unfortunately there may have been other victims as well.
All of those are not seriously wounded and there is no expectation that any of them.
Will do anything other than recover quickly.
I ask everyone to keep their victims in there.
Thoughts and in -- -- prayers.
This is a terrible tragedy and there's no doubt that the situation would have been even more tragic.
But for some extraordinary acts of heroism.
Every day -- -- our police officers put their lives on the line to protect us.
They did so again today responding immediately and they were joined by a number of civilians whose bravery and assistance probably also save lives.
A New York City as you know is the safest big city in the country and we're on pace to have erected no.
Low number of murders this year.
But we are not immune to the national problem of gun violence.
Let me now turn it over to commissioner telling Brent.
-- and -- I want to stress that what we have.
This preliminary information is an ongoing.
Investigation of course.
At 903 this morning.
In front of ten west 33 street.
A disgruntled former employee of -- company at that address.
Shot and killed a former coworker.
Striking him three times.
The subject Jeffrey Johnson age 53.
Then fled eastbound on west 33 street.
The Fifth Avenue when he walked northbound along the curb line.
With the 45 caliber handgun who created and a black bag that he had on to resolve.
A construction worker who had followed Johnson from west 33 street.
Alerted to uniform police officers.
Who were on post in front of the empire state building's Fifth Avenue entrance.
As part of our counterterrorism coverage.
As the two officers approached Johnson.
He pulled his 45 caliber semiautomatic pistol from his bag and fired on the officers.
Who returned fire killing him.
An additional nine individuals.
-- either wounded or -- during the exchange.
Six of whom were removed to Bellevue hospital.
And three to new York presbyterian.
Cornell medical center.
All are not likely to die.
Johnson had been employed for six years pat has banned imports.
They -- -- and imports as a designer of women's accessories.
During a downsizing at the company about a year ago Johnson was laid off.
In a dispute with one of that the former employees of 'cause -- In front of the building Johnson produced a pistol and fired at close range.
Striking his 41 year old victim in the head.
There was holding the victim's identity until family notification -- made.
The area in and around the Empire State Building remains an active crime scene with Fifth Avenue closed from just below 42 street.
33 -- it is closer to Madison avenue and avenue of Americas thirty -- is closed between seventh and Madison avenue.
-- -- -- let me -- stress that this is the beginning of an investigation.
A lot of people that there were injured.
Two -- dead the perpetrate air and his victim.
Nobody else thank god.
But the rest is we're doing an investigation be happy to take a few questions but I'm not sure we know any more than what I've just said yes -- That does not appear that he does not appear to have a criminal record but it is at the very beginning of our investigation.
We don't know very much about them we're just starting the investigation we're trying to -- UN because the public is concerned and they should be.
But we just don't know yet about the victim or what interaction had occurred and whether there was any between.
The victim and the the -- -- -- -- -- we know the ages of anybody.
-- see the shooter -- 53 years of age.
The person who was killed 41 years of -- Any of the others we really -- what -- did -- -- people there are no children.
No children who were shot I would say.
-- and no elderly people -- people Letterman and middle age range.
I believe there -- two women and seven men.
Walk a block maybe.
Yes something like that because the police were there on their usual -- terrorism assignments.
Saw this went after -- construction worker helped identify them.
The guy pulled a gun and tried to shoot the cops and killer cops on the cops return fire.
And may he is that the perpetrators dead yes clarify how many weapons being -- out and we think there's only two.
Are there there's only one weapon.
From the perpetrate there.
And then of course the police offices in defending themselves yes -- Have what we have no information -- that's the trouble India will be happy to.
As we get information later in the day one police plaza will be happy to put it out.
But it's just the very preliminary times and we don't want to speculate on everything we do know the number of people shot.
And we do know that the victim is dead and that the perpetrators dead.
Yes there where construction -- -- -- now.
-- -- -- -- I don't know we all use the words hero he did what he should have done he.
Identified what he -- to the police when he saw something he said something and then turned it over to the professionals.
And that's -- yes.
I -- we don't know there's speculation that that's what happened.
But we do know that the we have on tape.
They perpetrate a bold is -- out and tried to shoot at the cops whether he got off any bullets are not going to be determined.
How many shots earlier -- to be determined we do know that the cops fired back that tape clearly shows the guy has the got out and trying to kill the police officers.
-- just sadness he worked for an apparel company women's apparel yes mess.
We did was still under investigation we don't know everybody did the details are gonna change and later on today one BP will put it out I don't wanna give you any.
This information yes mess.
Right now and how -- Well it's gonna take a while we always look very shell casings we look for witnesses we look at videos from -- building security cameras.
The police go through way yet.
The time that -- Holland checklist of looking for evidence without destroying any thing and getting as many witnesses and anybody see anything.
If you call the police department call 311 and they'll connect -- With the appropriate people and we'd love to have every bit of information that would take wanna do more because I what is going about the same things I wanna see anybody -- -- -- -- We don't think the government said -- have that would -- me.
It would government's government they have -- we're not known at design down.
Good to -- it happen very quickly it happened very recently.
We know where -- suspect wears a suspect from -- him.
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