At least two people have reportedly died and eight more have been injured as a shooting broke out outside the Empire State Building in Manhattan, say police. The attacker is said to be one of the dead.
Two people died, four others were shot at and six more have sustained other injuries in what the local affiliate of ABC channel describes as "a workplace dispute that spilled out onto the street."
The gunman sustained a fatal wound from the police and died on the scene. A weapon has been found near his body.
One person has been taken into police custody.
Some of the victims were found inside the lobby of the Empire State Building, say US media outlets, while some others were found in the street. The victims' conditions remain unknown, but one of them is reported to be in an "extremely critical condition."
The shooting happened near the intersection of 33rd Street and Fifth Avenue around 9:00 am local time, says CBS 2 broadcaster. It is not yet clear what led to the shooting and whether it was pre-mediated or not.
So far there is no apparent link to terrorism, the NYPD tells Reuters.
A large police presence and multiple ambulances are reported on the scene. The FBI has also responded.
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