Workplace dispute sparks shooting at Empire State Building

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NEW YORK — A shooting outside the Empire State Building in New York City may be the result of a work place dispute.

According to law enforcement officials, a man who was recently fired from a store inside the Empire State Building shot and killed a former colleague, then randomly opened fire on others outside the iconic skyscraper just after 9 a.m. Friday. 

Two people are dead, including the gunman.

At least 10 people and possibly more were wounded in the attack which startled tourists and commuters on the busy Manhattan sidewalk.

It’s still unclear how many of the wounded were actually hit by bullets but it’s believed none of those injuries are life-threatening.

More than 21,000 employees work in the empire state building, the second largest office complex in the U.S. after the Pentagon.

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