9:30AM EST: [UPDATE IN EXTENDED ARTICLE] Police say at least seven people have been shot outside the Empire State Building Friday morning.
Authorities said emergency personnel received a call about the shooting at Fifth Avenue and 34th Street just after 9:00AM.
The shooter has reportedly been shot dead by NYPD Officers.
One of the victims is in traumatic arrest, and likely to die.
UPDATE 10:50AM EST: Police responding opened fire on the suspect, killing him. At least five others were hurt in a possible stampede as thousands of terrified bystanders tried to flee.
Three sources said the gunman was a disgruntled employee who was fired Thursday from his job inside the building. A source on the scene said the shooter may have been targeting a coworker, who is believed to have been killed, before opening fire on bystanders.
At least eight people were hurt, but not all of them are shooting victims
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