As many as ten people were shot minutes ago in Midtown Manhattan.
One victim has died.
The incident occurred in front of the Empire State Building, city officials said.
Authorities converged on the building around 9 a.m. after reports of gunfire.
New York Police Department cops are believed to have shot and killed the gunman.
Mayor Michael Bloomberg is expected to speak at a press conference about 11 a.m.
The New York Daily News reports the gunman, dressed in his Sunday best, is a disgrunted worker who targetted one of the victims, a co-worker.
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