Six Wounded Outside Empire State Building Released from Area Hospitals
By COLLEEN LONG and TOM HAYS
NEW YORK (AP) — Police say six people wounded in a shooting outside the Empire State Building have been treated at a hospital and released.
The New York Police Department says three other victims are being treated for non-life-threatening injuries. One of them is being treated for elevated blood pressure.
A laid-off clothing designer fatally shot a former colleague near the skyscraper Friday morning. He then was shot dead by police officers during a confrontation that wounded the nine bystanders, who suffered graze wounds or other minor injuries.
Dramatic surveillance video shows the confrontation lasted only a few seconds.
Police say the officers responded appropriately when shooter Jeffrey Johnson pointed his gun at them.
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