Eleven People Shot Outside Empire State Building
A clothing designer who had been fired from a Midtown Manhattan company shot and killed a former co-worker in the shadow of the Empire State Building on Friday morning and was then killed by the police, in a hail of gunfire in which nine bystanders were hurt, the authorities said.
Some of those injured might have been shot by the two police officers, who fired 16 rounds at the gunman, Jeffrey Johnson, 58, said Police Commissioner Raymond W. Kelly — based on the number of people shot and the fact that Mr. Johnson’s gun held only eight rounds.
None of the bystanders’ wounds were life-threatening, Mr. Kelly said.
The spasm of violence shortly after 9 a.m. shattered the routine bustle of the morning outside one of the world’s most famous tourist destinations and set off pandemonium at a busy intersection that was filled with pedestrians and cars. Visitors had begun crowding into the lobby of the building waiting to ascend to the observation deck on the 86th floor, which had already opened.
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Several People Shot, One Fatally, Outside Empire State Building
So, it wasn’t a terror attack, it was a case of workplace anger and violence, gun violence in New York City, from a guy with NO gun permit.
I know, I was shocked too!
I have pointed out in past stories where the NYPD was involved in shootings and that some of those guys are some terrible shooters. In all fairness, it’s NOT ALL their fault. The NYPD specs its Officers sidearms to ridiculous standards. It’s NOT the weapons, it’s what the NYPD has done TO the weapons.
New NYPD officers are allowed to select one of three 9mm service pistols configured in double-action only (DAO): the SIG P226 DAO, Smith & Wesson Model 5946, and Glock 19. All are modified to a 12-pound (53 N) trigger pull. SOURCE
I don’t care HOW GOOD you are on *the range*, in the REAL WORLD a 12 pound trigger pull is damned heavy! And in all fairness, NYPD Cops have been known to fire large numbers of rounds on several occasions. Spray and Pray maybe?
Hey, Michael Bloomberg, instead of being the anti-gun MORON and all around ASS that you are known for being, why not equip your Officers with a pistol that’s a lot more manageable and easier to shoot in a critical situation?