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Several people shot near Empire State Building

2012-08-24 15:54

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.

Comments
  • altusvanzyl - 2012-08-24 15:59

    Jeez they are cursed or something.. Sick people!

      fred.fraser.12 - 2012-08-24 16:06

      ?

      rbphiri - 2012-08-24 17:15

      What is the American government doing about gun regulations??? Now every Tom, Dick, Harry and Wanna-be Joker, is a gun slinging hill billy.

      jac.theron - 2012-08-24 19:21

      @RPhiri gun regulations has nothing to do with it. Yes in the US its easy to get a license for a firearm...and alot of people do have firearms there. But if you take the size of their population and the amount of people that own firearms vs the amount of crimes that involves firearms ... They are fairly lucky. But if you look at SA and its regulations ...its rather hard to get a license and we have a major problem with armed crimes. Like it or not but guns dont kill ..people do.

      morton.christie - 2012-08-25 08:01

      Criminals will acquire firearms by any means, legally or illegally. most firearm related crime is committed by criminals using unlicenced and or stolen firearms. dont control guns, control the criminals. if the state hanged every criminal found in possession of an unlicenced firearm, all unlicenced guns would disappear in a week after the first hanging.

  • mzseatla - 2012-08-24 16:14

    Am not ever going to the states! people get shot almost everywhere there, you watch a movie you get shot, go to church you get shot, go to varsity and still risk being shot! and now just walking around???

      jac.theron - 2012-08-24 16:20

      Bud .. that made world news people got shot in the US. People get killed in the sickest ways here and it sometimes fails to hit local media... Ill pick US over SA in terms of safety anyday.

      John - 2012-08-24 17:46

      Good, we don't want you to come.

  • john.loveland.9 - 2012-08-24 16:16

    We get our cops to do it here....

      rbphiri - 2012-08-24 17:16

      Let's not forget gun slinging miners

  • lielie.smit - 2012-08-24 16:17

    my husband has a saying, joke with God and the jokes on you. Sometimes I think they need to stop all the wannabe coolness and just live life again. Keep there noses out of other countries' bussiness and start looking at there own bussiness.

      allcoveredinNinjas - 2012-08-24 16:37

      I'm failing to see how God , coolness and foreign policy has anything to do with this, under my mistaken logic i would think its more to do with psychologically unstable people having easy access to fire arms .

  • lizelle.grobbelaarvanzyl - 2012-08-25 09:30

    So much for:\Bring me your weary and down trodden\ the Land of the free and home of the brave. At its most beautiful symbol-Lady Liberty people get shot! What has happened to this once beautiful country!

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