Binghamton

Shoot-Out Receptionist a 'Hero'

Upon entering an immigration services center in Binghamton yesterday, gunman Jiverly Voong immediately shot the two receptionists, killing one and wounding the other. The wounded receptionist proved herself a “hero,” according to the local police chief, playing dead until Voong moved on, then crawling under her desk, calling 911, and providing information to the police over the phone for 90 minutes. The New York Post, meanwhile, talks to survivors of the rampage that killed 14 including Voong. “My whole body was numb. I thought my life was over,” says Zhanar Tokhtavayeva, a Kazakhstani immigrant.