Empire State Building Shootings: Is Workplace Violence On The Rise? [UPDATED]

Empire State Building shooting
Empire State Building shooting



Updated 1:00 pm, August 24, 2012
Law enforcement officials in New York City say two are dead and at least eight people have been shot outside the Empire State Building in violence that stemmed from a workplace dispute. The gunman is said to has been killed by police.

The perpetrator was identified as Jeffrey Johnson of Manhattan, a 53-year-old fashion accessories designer, who had been fired a year ago. Johnson shot a 41-year-old former co-worker three times with a handgun on the sidewalk outside the building, killing him, Reuters reported authorities as saying.