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Two Dead, 9 Shot Outside Empire State Building

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(New York) Two people are dead and nine have been shot near the Empire State building in New York City according to the New York Office of Emergency Management.

One of the dead is the shooter who is said to have been a disgruntled former employee of a business located near the Empire State Building.

The shooter is identified as Jeffrey Johnson, a former designer of women’s accessories.

It appears Johnson specifically targeted one person, using a handgun.

The shooting happened at Fifth Ave. and West 34th St. around 9:00 a.m.

Continue to follow News Channel 3 and WREG.com for the latest on this story.

ALSO==== 19 people were shot overnight in Chicago http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/chi-shootings-chicago-violence-august-23-august-24-violence-gunfire-20120823,0,49779.story

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