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Shooting at the Empire State Building

Updated 12:04 PM ET, Sat August 25, 2012
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New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, center, and Police Commissioner Ray Kelly brief reporters on the Empire State Building shooting Friday, August 24. Two people were killed, including the suspected shooter, and nine others wounded, police said. Authorities shot the gunman, whom they described as a disgruntled former employee of a business near the landmark skyscraper. AFP/Getty Images
Law enforcement, including the FBI and New York police, are at the scene Friday in a photo from CNN iReporter Vladimir Dusio. courtesy Vladimir Dusio
A New York police officer keeps watch near the crime scene Friday. Authorities closed several streets around Fifth Avenue and West 34th Street, snarling traffic in the heart of Manhattan. Getty Images
FBI agents gather at the scene, which some witnesses said sparked memories of the 2001 terrorist attacks. Authorities said the shooting was not related to terrorism. AFP/Getty Images
New York police confer at the shooting scene. Getty Images
A New York police officer directs pedestrians near the crime scene Friday. The Empire State Building is one of New York's best-known tourist attractions. Getty Images
Police tape marks off the scene of Friday's shooting outside the Empire State Building. Reuters/Landov
Law enforcement officers stand near the covered body of the suspected shooter on Fifth Avenue. The man opened fire outside the building's Fifth Avenue entrance, triggering a gunbattle with police, authorities said. Getty Images
A shooting victim lies covered on the ground at West 33rd Street. Getty Images
FBI authorities gather near a body outside the Empire State Building. Reuters/Landov
Law enforcement at the scene of the shooting. Getty Images
Vladimir Dusio, an iReporter who says he lives across the street from the Empire State Building, photographed police at the scene Friday. courtesy Vladimir Dusio
Kelly Wilson, another iReporter, captured this image of the crowd gathering near the shooting scene. courtesy kelly wilson
Police closed down the streets near the Empire State Building, which attracts 3.6 million visitors a year. Rob Frehse /CNN