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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  • Knotjammin2

    I hope we get the true on this. A guy walks in with a 45 that holds 8 rounds (7+1), fires one shot to the head of the guy that fired him and puts the gun into his bag. at least one round was left in his clip which means there was one still chambered. Now if the guy showed up with a full clip and one in the chamber that means there are a maximum of 5 rounds missing. I would be surprised if he only shot his boss once. There are nine injured. It will be hard to pin all the injuries on the gunman which means NYPD has some explaining to do.

  • Ted Kennedy

    Say hello to my little friend.

  • chow

    A 1911 45 caliber pistol carries 7 round magazine a perhaps 1 in the chamber making it 8 rounds. Let’s assume the weapon the evil used was loaded with 8 just for argument. One was fired at the intended victim and to have 1 round left in the magazine, he must have fired another 6 rounds outside. However, the police says they’re not even sure he fired at them when he allegedly pulled the gun out of his bag and pointed at the police. In other words they’re not even sure he fired his weapon at all outside. Thus, I might even assume he only had 2 rounds in his weapon.

    There are 9 victims shot outside let’s assume he shot 6 and rest were shot by the cops. This goes to show you how good a marksmen the NYPD are. Heck, NY is “gun free zone” so I’ll assume the police has no need to go to the range to qualify, just shoot like a gang banger “spray and pray” and hope it some will hit. BTW, how many time was the evil shot? We can assume from there how many were shot by the expert cops. 14 (fired by cops) minus hits to the evil equals? Surely mayor Bloomberg is correct guns are evil but it shows only in the hands of the NYPD. At least in LA they hit the intended.

  • steveo34

    Read more at whatreallyhappened.com and shtfplan.com the cops end up wounding 8 others in the process.