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People shot outside Empire State Building

Police investigate around the body of a dead victim from a shooting on 33rd Street outside of the Empire State Building in New York City on August 24, 2012. The gunman, Jeffrey Johnson, 53 was laid off about a year ago and went to his former workplace Friday morning and shot a co-worker in the face, killing him, before a shootout broke out between him and New York police officers near the Empire State Building. A total of nine people were injured. UPI/John Angelillo
Police investigate around the body of a dead victim from a shooting on 33rd Street outside of the Empire State Building in New York City on August 24, 2012. The gunman, Jeffrey Johnson, 53 was laid off about a year ago and went to his former workplace Friday morning and shot a co-worker in the face, killing him, before a shootout broke out between him and New York police officers near the Empire State Building. A total of nine people were injured. UPI/John Angelillo | License Photo

NEW YORK, Aug. 24 (UPI) -- Two people were killed, including the gunman, and several others injured in a rush-hour shooting Friday outside of the Empire State Building, authorities said.

The New York Post reported the shooting stemmed from a dispute between two co-workers. WCBS, New York, said the gunman had been fired Thursday.

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Details were still sketchy. WCBS reported two people died in the shooting, including the gunman, and 10 were injured. Other reports put the number of those shot at four.

Police received an emergency call about a shooting at Fifth Avenue and 34th Street just shortly after 9 a.m., WNBC, New York, reported.

WABC, New York, said police took one person into custody, and that person may have also been shot.

WYNY, New York, said the injured were taken to Bellevue Hospital. The report also quoted a witness as saying the gunman fired "indiscriminately."

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