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BREAKING NEWS: Several People Shot at Empire State Building

We’re following some Breaking News out of New York City this morning. Fire officials say several people have been shot outside the Empire State Building.

Poilce say 3 or 4 people have been wounded and the shooter is dead; a weapon was found near the body. “I was sitting outside and I heard 3 shots first and three people running towards Park Avenue,” a witness told WCBS TV.

Many streets around the Empire State Building are closed including Fifth Avenue.

Aliyah Imam tells Fox 5 News that she was standing at a red light when a woman standing next to her fell to the ground. She says the woman was hit in the hip. She says the gunman was “shooting indiscriminately at people.”

The New York Post reports up to 10 people have been wounded. The Post says an argument between co-workers outside prompted the shooting. Some bodies were found inside the lobby.

Before the shooting, Mayor Micheal Bloomberg was warning against guns on the street on his weekly radio program.

A fire department spokesman says it received a call about the shooting just after at 9 a.m. Friday and that emergency units were on the scene within minutes.

The shooting occurred at 34th Street and Fifth Avenue.

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The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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