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  • 2 killed, 9 wounded outside Empire State Building

    COLLEEN LONG TOM HAYS, Associated Press

    NEW YORK — A laid-off worker fatally shot an executive at his former company outside the Empire State Building on Friday, setting off a chaotic showdown with police in front of one of the world's best-known landmarks. Officers killed the gunman and at least nine others were wounded, some by stray police gunfire, authorities said. The gunshots rang out on the Fifth Avenue side of the building at around 9 a.m., when pedestrians on their way to work packed sidewalks and merchants were opening their shops. AP Photo/AP video In t... Full story