Many Shot In Front Of Empire State Building - Live Chopper Webcam

Tyler Durden's picture

Update: from NYPD scanner:

U/D Manhattan: 5 Ave & West 34 St/Empire State Bldg Total of 7 people shot Perp DOA 1 in serious condition All others in stable condition.

Also, according to ABC, the shooting was apparently a result of a "workplace dispute":

A workplace dispute that erupted in gunfire left as many as ten people have been injured, at least four of them shot, near the Empire State building in Midtown.


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 at Fifth Avenue and West 34th Street within minutes.

Breaking news that the 5th Avenue and 34th street area in New York has been closed after 5 people were shot outside of the Empire state victim, including the gunman. According to police scanner reports, the perpetrator has been shot by NYPD ans is is DOA on scene, with EMS assistance requested.

From Reuters:

Two people have been killed and at least eight others were wounded in a shooting outside of the Empire State Building in New York City on Friday, according to a New York police source.


One of the dead was the shooter, the source said, adding that there was no apparent link to terrorism.

From NBC New York:

Police say at least two people were shot outside the Empire State Building Friday morning.


Authorities said emergency personnel received a call about the shooting at Fifth Avenue and 34th Street just after 9 a.m.


The circumstances of the shooting weren't immediately clear. The conditions of the people shot also weren't known.


At least one person was seen being taken away in a stretcher.

And from Fox NY:

There are reports of multiple people shot outside the Empire State Building.  FOX 5 News has learned that at least three people have been shot. The scene is chaotic as people make their way to work in the heavily trafficked area. One person is in police custody. FOX 5 News and SkyFoxHD are headed to the scene. is updating this story.

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LawsofPhysics's picture

Wasn't the mayor recently bragging about how "secure" his fascist piece of shit city was?

Stackers's picture

It's a good thing its illegal to own, possess or carry a gun in New York City .........        (sarc.)

Dalago's picture

There was a shooting because the person shooting knew people would be victims of restrictive gun laws.  These law biting people were victims of horrible laws that rendered them defenseless.  If conceal carry was instated this bitch would have thought twice about shooting people.  He would have been shot after the first round.

Buckaroo Banzai's picture

I drastically curtailed my visits to NYC years ago. One big reason was their retarded gun laws.

Precious's picture

Somebody ordered a 32 ounce Coke.

malikai's picture

Wait, how could that happen? Guns are illegal there!

SeverinSlade's picture

This is most likely another false flag.  Betting on another "lone gunman" case despite multiple eyewitnesses saying otherwise, only to get zero coverage in the MSM.

Pladizow's picture

Come on guys, the UN gun ban wont pass itself!

Comay Mierda's picture

luckliy, the police department will respond in time and save lives, so law abiding citizens need not worry about protecting themselves, their children, their spouses, etc

ok i couldnt type that with a straight face

GetZeeGold's picture



Hope so....if not the disarmed citizens are going to be like ducks in a barrel.


Manthong's picture

If guns are outlawed then only hot dog vendors will have guns.

--  I just yanked the first story that popped up on that food cart story from yesterday..

Check out the graphic..  the artist might want to check out how a cartridge works.  : )


goat's picture

Re: Empire State Building shootings (as reported by CBS-New York): Maybe some of the reported details have changed now, but I found the same parts interesting that this commentor did:

"At least nine other people on the street were also s


"Police said it is unlikely that Johnson fired during the shootout. One witness told investigators that Johnson fired, but ballistics tests don’t back that up, authorities said."

“This is a terrible tragedy and there’s no doubt that the situation would’ve been even more tragic but for some extraordinary acts of heroism”

So... Stay with me... The shooter didn't fire during the shootout, and 9 people were shot??? That means the cops shot 9 people!!! And Bloomberg says the situation would have been even more tragic but for the extraordinary acts of heroism of the cops who shot 9 unarmed civilians? Are you kidding me?


Oh regional Indian's picture

Crazy, the volume of "Git them thar guns" type incidents. Shameless. 

Crazy country in a crazy world.

Because of course, as someone pointed out above, IS IT EVEN REAL?


Or just another piece of media fakery...

Check out the link above, the more curious, intelligent and cynical ones will have their minds blown.


DRT RD's picture

fish in a barrell. I fixed it for ya!

HardAssets's picture

On that very topic - - lives lost waiting for the police to arrive:

Seer's picture

I didn't read this (sorry) cause I'm kind of busy, but... I have to wonder whether it tries to factor in how many people die because of all the (mis-)allocated police funds for all those tanks and whatnot.  Opportunity cost.  How much food or medical assistance wasn't available because those $$s went to buy toys for the police?

Dr. Richard Head's picture

The police in my area, as well as other areas around the country, are more concerned about generating revenue than they are as it relates to protecting and serving -

Red Heeler's picture

When seconds count, the police will be there in minutes.

Seer's picture

And, really, it's always been a pretty stupid concept (misperception?) that the police can STOP crime.  Hm... perhaps it's just taken a LONG time for the programming to take affect?  With the recent strides in thought crime I suppose that they're now poised on fulfilling the "stop crime" propaganda...

fuu's picture

"One person is in police custody."

"One of the dead was the shooter, the source said, adding that there was no apparent link to terrorism."

Precious's picture

They have the corpse of the perpetrator in custody and will conduct further interrogation at the police station with his lawyer present.

sickofthepunx's picture

"doesn't apper to be terror related"


translation:  the shooter was not brown

sickofthepunx's picture

"doesn't apper to be terror related"


translation:  the shooter was not brown

fuu's picture

Well that wraps it up, danish?

Seer's picture

And then the "word" gets mangled and it comes out as "link to terrorism"...  OK, effective propaganda doesn't really require such manglings, only the mention of the word ("terrorism") is sufficient to build on prior programming, as it triggers the reflex over the word.

Or think of it as being, "there's no apparent link to the NRA."  Well, if there's no apparent link then why mention it?  See how it works?  They've got us programmed to always expect it to be about terrorism...

Ace Ventura's picture

Same here. Additionally, the obvious corruption of the NYC cops who look the other way while contraband/counterfeit products are sold on every street corner, but stand ready to haul a visiting tourist aside for daring to drink a beer on a sidewalk outside a manhattan storefront.....after local vendors told said tourist it was perfectly OK as long as the can was 'brown-bagged'.

Hilariously, street-side restaurants have tables on the very same sidewalks, with customers happily chugging away all sorts of alcohol. The ridiculousness blatantness of it all was enough for me.


malikai's picture

LAW: If you don't do it my way, you're going to the Gulag!

francis_sawyer's picture

You got rats on the West Side,

bed bugs uptown

What a mess, this town's in tatters

I've been shattered, my brain's been battered

Splattered all over Manhattan




BKbroiler's picture

Getting a gun here is damn near impossible, the fingerprint your whole damn hand and dig for anything in your record to disqualify you, then interview you personally, then take your gun to shoot a round for a ballistic match, then return it to you so you can keep it only at home or on the way to the range. weak.

It's the illegal guns that are the problem, because almost no one can get one legally it's an unfair fight.  In the south people know better than to break in to a house.  In Brooklyn, it's another story.

XitSam's picture

Getting a gun here legally is damn near impossible.

GetZeeGold's picture



Only if you're law abiding.


Pretty easy if you're a crook.


MachoMan's picture

It's strange they would take your gun to catalog the ballistics when they were probably tested by the manufacturer before shipping on most guns made since the 70s...  you get the empty shell case with your gun...  the bullet on the other hand...

the process typically works like this: (1) pull bullet out of crime scene; (2) send off to crime lab for ballistics match; (3) track down last known owner of registered firearm, charge with crime...

BKbroiler's picture

I bought a nice used Springfield XD45 and it didnt' have the shell with it, but even if you buy new, they get their own shell when you turn the gun over for inspection.  The analysis of the shell casing is still ballistics, from my understanding.

Seer's picture

Interesting view of how the Swiss deal with gun "management:"

blunderdog's picture

Nah, that's silly.  Everyone who lives in NYC knows there are guns everywhere.  (I'm always a bit amused that people who don't know anything about this town take the laws so seriously.)

The thing is, when someone's prepared to shoot people, they're not usually doing a cost/benefit analysis beforehand.

Gully Foyle's picture


So you have the ability to view alternate timelines where events happened as you stated?

Because factually you can't prove your claim.

While I support the second ammendment, there is no way in hell you can prove what you claim. You can't even extraploate from previous events as each and every situation is new with different variables.

But if it makes you feel warm and fuzzy then by all means follow the narrative you imagine.

LowProfile's picture

-1 for your unnecessarily haughty attitude.

Gully Foyle's picture


I forgot I posted to the white version of Idiocracy.

LowProfile's picture

What's next?  Will you start correcting our grammar?

drivenZ's picture

uhh no. you could go into any public place anywhere in the country and start firing and kill a bunch of people regardless of what the gun laws are...seeing as there are cops on every corner in NYC one would assume this person knew they would be killed. which they were. 

drivenZ's picture

Case in point...the Colorado Batman shooting. Colorado has pretty lax gun laws.