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Multiple have been shot near the Empire State Building, CBS 2 has learned.
Initial reports indicate at least three people shot, although the details remain sketchy. There is a large police presence on the scene
Originally posted by tport17
This is happening way too much.
In the end, we will have no guns and there will be security EVERYWHERE.
There is currently a guy on the loose in a town near me that has threatened to copy cat James Holmes. This is ridiculous.
NEW YORK (AP) — New York City officials say several people have been shot outside the Empire State Building and that the gunman is dead.
City police say three or four civilians have been wounded in the Friday morning shooting and that the shooter is dead.
A fire department spokesman says it received a call about the shooting just after at 9 a.m. Friday and that emergency units were on the scene within minutes.
The spokesman had no information about how many people were wounded or their conditions. The shooting occurred at 34th Street and Fifth Avenue.
Originally posted by rottenrascals
Whoa Whoa Whoa. This took place in New York, not Texas. Guns are not regularly available here. New York gun control laws boil down to this: NO GUNS.
But that is besides the point. I don't see this as a sign of declining society. This is just caused by the fact that news can travel quicker and be seen by more people. Humans have been and always be violent. It entertains us.
Romans used to watch people each other in coliseums. Bare Knuckle boxing has been around in every culture. Hunting has always been a big part of human nature. We aren't getting more violent nor is society collapsing, The difference is these days violence is more socially unacceptable leading people to freak out when it does happen.