Several Shot Near Empire State Building

At least two people were killed, four seriously wounded, and five people had minor injuries in a shooting near the Empire State Building. Among the dead were the gunman, who police say was a disgruntled employee, and his manager. Police identified the shooter as Jeffrey Johnson, 58, of Manhattan. The shooting occurred outside the Empire State Building, not inside as initial reports said. Police said Johnson shot his former manager at Hazan Imports, a clothing store on West 33rd St., and a nearby construction worker heard the shots and ran to the Empire State Building and alerted the police there. When police arrived, they said Johnson allegedly turned his gun, a .45 caliber magnum, on police before they shot and killed him. New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg said it appears that all those wounded are expected to survive.