Gunman Opens Fire in Front of Empire State Building

empire state building shooting

A gunman opened fire on five people in front of the Empire State Building in New York City today, CNN reports. He was later shot and killed by police.

Authorities responded to a 9 a.m. report of gunfire. The gunman reportedly shot a victim in the head and fled the scene after being chased by a guard.

Police have reportedly closed several streets around 5th Avenue and 34th Street in Manhattan.

New York resident Max Kaplan, 22, said he heard at least nine gunshots. He said several ambulances have arrived at the scene.

“We’re all very shaken up at the office,” he said, according to CNN.

No word if this incident was a terrorist threat on U.S. soil.

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