Residents, tourists on edge after Empire State Building shooting

Officials report that workers and tourists on 34th Street are still on edge tonight after witnessing 58-year-old Jeffrey Johnson shoot and kill a former co-worker

NEW YORK - Officials report that workers and tourists on 34th Street are still on edge tonight after witnessing 58-year-old Jeffrey Johnson shoot and kill a former co-worker in broad daylight before firing shots at police.

Police killed Johnson, but nine other people trying to flee the scene got caught in the crossfire during the chaotic and frightening incident.

All were rushed to the hospital, and are expected to recover.

Police have heightened their presence near the Empire State Building, and several streets are still blocked off.

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