Raw Footage from NYC Shooting *Warning: Extremely Graphic*

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This photo posted to an Instagram account  by an eyewitness at the scene shows a victim of a shooting being tended to by pedestrians outside the Empire State Building in New York, Friday, Aug. 24, 2012. The identity or condition of the victim was not immediately known.

Raw Video from the Empire State Building Shooting in New York:

*This image has been removed at the request of Mr. Ercolino’s family*

(Pictured Above: Victim Steven Ercolino at the Empire State Building New York.)

Possible the shooter at Empire State Building - New York

(Pictured Above: The shooter Jeffrey Johnson after being killed by police)

(Pictured Above: The shooter Jeffrey Johnson after being killed by police)

Details are still emerging about the shootout at the Empire State building in New York which has left the shooter and one of his former coworkers dead.

At least 9 others were rushed to local hospitals after police opened fire on the suspect. In a statement to the press New York City Mayor Bloomberg said that some of those bystanders, who just happened to be in the wrong place at the wrong time, may have been shot by police officers.

Jeffrey Johnson, 58, who was laid off about a year ago at Hazan Imports, fired three times at the company’s 41-year-old office manager [Steven Ercolino], shooting the man in the head, Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly said. The two had traded accusations of harassment when Johnson worked there, he said.

Johnson walked away, and a construction worker who saw the shooting followed Johnson and alerted two police officers, a detail regularly assigned to patrol the 1,454-foot skyscraper since the 9/11 terror attacks, officials said.

Surveillance video footage shows Johnson reaching into a bag, pulling out a .45-caliber pistol and pointing it at officers, Kelly said. The officers drew their weapons and started firing, killing Johnson, Kelly said.

Kelly initially said that Johnson fired on officers, but police said later they were trying to determine whether Johnson actually fired shots.

Erica Solar doesn’t know who shot her in the back of the knee while she walked to get coffee on her way to work, said her brother, Louis Lleras.

“She just heard shots and she fell to the ground a couple of steps forward and noticed that she was shot,” Lleras said.

The two officers fired a total of 14 rounds, he said. Mayor Michael Bloomberg said some of the nine wounded may have been shot by police in the mayhem. Johnson’s semi-automatic weapon was equipped to fire at least eight rounds; at least one round was left in the clip, police said.

Johnson worked at the company near the building for about six years and was laid off because of downsizing, Kelly said.


 More pictures from the Empire State Building shooting:

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