Several people shot near Empire State Building

2012-08-24 15:54
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New York - Several people were shot on Friday near the Empire State Building, one of New York's most popular tourist attractions, police said.

"There are people who were shot near the Empire State Building," a spokesperson for the police department said.

There were no more immediate details from officials.

Local NY1 television reported that three or four people suffered non-life threatening wounds and a gunman had been killed.

Several blocks around the site of the shooting were closed to vehicles, causing rush hour traffic snarls.

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