Two people have reportedly been shot dead after a gunman opened fire outside the Empire State Building on Friday morning.
A police source told Reuters two people had died and multiple others had suffered injuries after shots rang out just before 9 a.m. in front of the iconic New York City skyscraper.
It is believed at least four people were shot before the NYPD swooped on the scene and shot the gunman dead. ABC7 reported that a total of 10 people were injured in the incident.
A worker in a nearby Duane Reade told ABC7 that a bullet struck a shopper through a window. They were taken to hospital.
Helicopter footage showed a man lying in a stretcher in handcuffs, before officers placed a white sheet over his body.
The New York Post reported that the gunfire came after a dispute between coworkers.
A fire department spokesman said it received a call about the shooting just after at 9 a.m. and that emergency units were on the scene within minutes.
Aliyah Imam told Fox 5 News that she was standing at a red light when a woman standing next to her fell to the ground after being hit in the hip. She said the gunman was 'shooting indiscriminately at people'.