Police at the scene near the Empire State Building
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Deadly shootout near New York's Empire State Building

A number of people have been wounded near the Empire State Building in New York City, officials have said.

The gunman was killed by police, US media reported, and up to eight others were wounded in the incident, which took place before 09:00 (13:00 GMT).

It is not clear what the casualties' conditions were, or what led to the shooting at 34th Street and Fifth Avenue.

The incident does not appear to be terror-related, police said.

Steve Kingstone reports.

  • 24 Aug 2012