(NEW YORK POST) A laid-off store worker returned to his old job near the Empire State Building and opened fire Friday on a former coworker, killing the employee and injuring several others.

Authorities said the gunman, identified as 53-year-old Jeffrey Johnson, shot the ex-coworker at close range at a store near the landmark building in Manhattan. New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg said nine others were also shot, some by the perpetrator and “some may have been shot accidentally by police officers.”

Johnson was shot and killed by police, officials said. His 41-year-old former coworker, whose name was not released, died from gunshots to his head.

 

 

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