Empire State Building Shooter Fired From Fashion Industry

Fri, August 24, 2012 3:08pm EDT by 1 Comment

Ten people have been reportedly shot in front of the Empire State Building in New York City on Aug. 24 — leaving two, including the gunman, dead.

At least 10 people have been shot in a NYC shooting in front of the Empire State Building on Friday, August 24, CNN reports. So far, two people — including the gunman, a former fashion industry worker — were reportedly killed.

Jeffrey Johnson, was a women’s accessory designer for six years at Hazan Imports until the company downsized a year ago. Jeffrey, 56, disgruntled over being fired, shot a 41-year-old former co-worker three times at close range with a .45 caliber handgun, officials told the Chicago Tribune.

In return, the gunman was reportedly killed by police officials.

Our thoughts, along with many other celebrities, go out to the family and friends of those harmed during this tragic event.

– Christopher Rogers