UPDATE: Empire State Building Shooting Victims Released from Hospital

6 years 6 months 3 weeks ago Friday, August 24 2012 Aug 24, 2012 Friday, August 24, 2012 9:12:00 PM CDT August 24, 2012 in News
By: Associated Press

NEW YORK - Police say six people wounded in a shooting outside the Empire State Building have been treated at a hospital and released.

The New York Police Department says three other victims are being treated for non-life-threatening injuries. One of them is being treated for elevated blood pressure.

A laid-off clothing designer fatally shot a former colleague near the skyscraper Friday morning. He then was shot dead by police officers during a confrontation that wounded the nine bystanders, who suffered graze wounds or other minor injuries.

Dramatic surveillance video shows the confrontation lasted only a few seconds.

Police say the officers responded appropriately when shooter Jeffrey Johnson pointed his gun at them.

Minutes later, Johnson was killed by police in front of the building.

 

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