US: Two people killed in shoot-out near Empire State building

TWO people have been killed – including a gunman – and up to eight others are wounded in a shoot-out near New York’s Empire State Building.

The gunman was reportedly killed by police, and officials said eight others were wounded in the rush-hour incident in the heart of Manhattan.

Law enforcement officials said a shop worker recently sacked at the iconic tower shot dead a former colleague.

The eight other victims were hit by bullets but their injuries were not thought to be life-threatening.

Federal officials said the shooting was not related to terrorism.

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