Shooting Outside Empire State Building in New York City

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Two are dead and nine injured after what appears to be a reported workplace dispute escalated into gunfire at one of New York City’s most iconic landmarks.

(Full Story: Disgruntled Worker Opens Fire Near Empire State Building, Leaving Two Dead)

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Perhaps what's most banal about the shoot out is that initially bystanders thought it was a celebrity sighting meanwhile in the immediate vicinity there were billboards of action heroes brandishing guns. Is it any wonder that the common man is now turning to extreme violence either as a way to assert his independence, his individuality, to settle scores or maybe just to get his own 15 minutes of fame?


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