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Gunman kills coworker & bystander at Empire State Building, wounds 7 others
NY Post ^ | 8/24/12 | JAMIE SCHRAM, LARRY CELONA, ISABEL VINCENT and DAVID SEIFMAN Read more: http://www.nypost.com/p/new

Posted on 08/24/2012 7:31:26 AM PDT by jimbo123

A disgruntled worker stalked a colleague down a Midtown street, shot him dead and then turned his weapon on random pedestrians outside the Empire State Building — killing at least one innocent bystander and shooting up to seven others before he was cut down by a cop on foot patrol, sources told The Post.

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The gunman followed his victim down 33rd Street before opening fire outside Legend’s Bar. the sources said.

With his target dead, he then headed over to the Empire State Building and did the unthinkable — unleashing a fusillade of shots in the heart of the morning rush on a street loaded with pedestrrans.

(Excerpt) Read more at nypost.com ...


TOPICS: Front Page News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: empireshooting; empirestatebuilding; empirestateshooting; gunfreezone; handbagdesigner; hazanimports; jeffreyjohnson; nyc; welcometothejungle
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1 posted on 08/24/2012 7:31:32 AM PDT by jimbo123
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Construction worker Chris Ogden was working on a scaffold above the building’s 33rd St. entrance when he watched in disbelief as the gunman — in a suit and carrying a briefcase — opened fire.

“He shot the guy in the head,” said Ogden, 23. “The guy went down. He took a second shot when he was down.”

The well-dressed shooter then “walked down the block, like nothing was happening, real casual,” Ogden said. “We were screaming from the top, ‘It’s the guy in the grey suit!’”

http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/person-killed-shooting-empire-state-building-morning-rush-article-1.1143522


2 posted on 08/24/2012 7:33:33 AM PDT by jimbo123
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To: jimbo123

Well Bloomturd is going to start screaming in 5,4,3,.....


3 posted on 08/24/2012 7:33:52 AM PDT by mongo141 (Revolution ver. 2.0, just a matter of when, not a matter of if!)
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To: jimbo123

Good thing they had strict gun control in place to prevent this sort of thing. Too bad law abiding citizens were left at the mercy of someone who so blatantly, and so obviously broke the gun ban Law!


4 posted on 08/24/2012 7:35:35 AM PDT by broken_arrow1 (I regret that I have but one life to give for my country - Nathan Hale "Patriot")
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To: jimbo123
Prayers for the victims.

The Post & Mayor Bloomberg have set a speed record in politicizing this shooting.

5 posted on 08/24/2012 7:35:51 AM PDT by skeeter
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To: jimbo123

Who is going to cover this one Barry or Moochelle ?


6 posted on 08/24/2012 7:39:45 AM PDT by UB355 (Slower traffic keep right)
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To: jimbo123

Good thing New York has strict gun control laws or someone might have gotten shot.


7 posted on 08/24/2012 7:40:28 AM PDT by Bon mots (When seconds count, the police are just minutes away...)
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To: jimbo123

Well, this totally ruins An Affair to Remember and Sleepless In Seattle. :-(


8 posted on 08/24/2012 7:40:54 AM PDT by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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To: mongo141
Well Bloomturd is going to start screaming in 5,4,3,.....

Screaming "the Tea Party" no doubt.And ABC will run with that.

9 posted on 08/24/2012 7:42:49 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (The Word Is Out,Harry Reid's Into Child Porn.Release All Your Photos,Harry!)
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To: jimbo123
lets hurry up now and find out who this guy was and how he voted and all about his family....

its the obama way of doing things...but if he was a Liberal it will be kept very low key and quiet...

10 posted on 08/24/2012 7:43:57 AM PDT by haircutter
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To: mongo141

—Well Bloomturd is going to start screaming in 5,4,3,.....—

Too late. He did in the article...


11 posted on 08/24/2012 7:44:10 AM PDT by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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To: jimbo123

Antidepressants.

Just watch...much later it might come out.


12 posted on 08/24/2012 7:48:42 AM PDT by gaijin
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To: cuban leaf

What is wrong with these wack-o liberal democRATS in New York?
Why are they always shooting innocent conservatives?
Crazy idiot libs.....


13 posted on 08/24/2012 7:48:50 AM PDT by 9422WMR (Life is not fair, just deal with it.)
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To: haircutter

The guy is a union construction worker in NYC. Does that ring of TEA to you? Besides, if he had Built It, that would have been in the headline.


14 posted on 08/24/2012 7:52:22 AM PDT by wizwor
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To: jimbo123

UNPOSSIBLE! NYC is a police state, and it is illegal to carry a gun unless you have one of them fancy permits, which are harder to find than a virtuous woman on 5th Avenue!


15 posted on 08/24/2012 7:53:02 AM PDT by backwoods-engineer (My game is disruption. I will use lethal force --my vote-- in self-defense against Obama.)
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To: jimbo123

“cut down by a cop on foot patrol” (with a GUN!)


16 posted on 08/24/2012 7:56:23 AM PDT by faucetman ( Just the facts, ma'am, Just the facts)
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To: 9422WMR
Them wacked out libs are all wacked, and this is why they project that others will do with guns, if allowed access, because they themselves are wacked out.
17 posted on 08/24/2012 8:03:09 AM PDT by going hot (Happiness is a momma deuce)
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To: faucetman

Per a policeman speaking to FOX news; the shooting happened in an office building 10 W 33rd street, but not the Empire building. He shot his manager. The shooter designed ladies handbags. The shooting on the streets was a gun battle between the man who was trying to escape cops who were following him.


18 posted on 08/24/2012 8:07:35 AM PDT by CaptainK (...please make it stop. Shake a can of pennies at it.)
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To: going hot

How did he get a gun in NYC?


19 posted on 08/24/2012 8:08:33 AM PDT by scooby321 (AMS)
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To: backwoods-engineer

This was a one-on-one assassination. This was not a crime of momentary passion, it was premeditated and carried out in almost cold blood. The flight and spray of gunshot against other unarmed pedestrians was probably because of realization that things had gone wrong, in an effort to commit suicide by cop, a not uncommon way to avoid arrest and indictment.


20 posted on 08/24/2012 8:08:33 AM PDT by alloysteel (Voter suppression is needed now more than ever. Only, whom shall be suppressed?)
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To: gaijin
Antidepressants.

Nah...probably jacked up on 32 oz. contraband soda.
21 posted on 08/24/2012 8:09:26 AM PDT by Carpe Cerevisi
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To: jimbo123
lets hurry up now and find out who this guy was and how he voted and all about his family....

its the obama way of doing things...but if he was a Liberal it will be kept very low key and quiet...

22 posted on 08/24/2012 8:11:16 AM PDT by haircutter
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To: scooby321
privileged libs do not go by the rules set down by Bloomy.
23 posted on 08/24/2012 8:11:16 AM PDT by going hot (Happiness is a momma deuce)
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To: haircutter

oops... sorry for double post!!!


24 posted on 08/24/2012 8:13:05 AM PDT by haircutter
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To: jimbo123

...he did the unthinkable??

Geezzusss...Now that is some reel investigative jounalisms in that thar piece...

3, 2, 1...(Your on Mr. Mayor)

blah blah blah blah blah gun bans, blah blah blah Mayors against guns, blah blah blah balh...

We call on the President to DO something about this senseless blah blah blah blah!!!

We will double our efforts and ban ban ban ban and then ban some more!!!

/sarc


25 posted on 08/24/2012 8:16:12 AM PDT by stevie_d_64 (It's not the color of one's skin that offends people...it's how thin it is.)
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To: Gay State Conservative

Now the most dangerous place for the public is being between Chuck Schumer and a TV camera.


26 posted on 08/24/2012 8:18:41 AM PDT by TurboZamboni (Looting the future to bribe the present)
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To: jimbo123

So this demonstrates perfectly what the gun-control moonbats don’t want to hear.

A psycho got hold of a gun in a city that has outlawed them. He walks down the street, shoots someone at point-blank range, then, with no resistance walks away, before randomly opening fire on innocent people, hitting 8-10 of them before the police can take him down.

One armed citizen would had him down after the first shot.


27 posted on 08/24/2012 8:23:52 AM PDT by Ironfocus (O Must Go)
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Mayor Bloomberg: Cops may have shot innocent bystanders in an attempt to kill the shooter...


28 posted on 08/24/2012 8:24:19 AM PDT by Beaten Valve
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To: stevie_d_64

Watching streaming video of Bloomberg press conf, he says the gun was a .45, the perp’s name is (?)Jeffery Johnson, who worked at Hazan Imports. He ends with “There’s an awful lot of guns out there”.


29 posted on 08/24/2012 8:35:22 AM PDT by PapaBear3625 (A deep-fried storm is coming, Mr Obama.)
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To: jimbo123

Some pics at http://copycateffect.blogspot.com/


30 posted on 08/24/2012 8:36:27 AM PDT by PapaBear3625 (A deep-fried storm is coming, Mr Obama.)
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To: Ironfocus
A psycho got hold of a gun in a city that has outlawed them. He walks down the street, shoots someone at point-blank range, then, with no resistance walks away, before randomly opening fire on innocent people, hitting 8-10 of them before the police can take him down.

Per the new conf, he shot his manager at Hazan Imports (a small wholesale handbag company), and the rest of the shooting was when he got into a gun battle with police trying to arrest him as he tried to get away.

31 posted on 08/24/2012 8:40:38 AM PDT by PapaBear3625 (A deep-fried storm is coming, Mr Obama.)
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“cut down by a cop on foot patrol” (with a GUN!)

Proving once again....”When guns are outlawed, only criminals will have guns”.


32 posted on 08/24/2012 8:44:58 AM PDT by faucetman ( Just the facts, ma'am, Just the facts)
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In the Great Depression these guys who flet like they lost everything used to jump off buildings

In Bernanke’s Greater Depression more and more depresed nuts are committing suicide-by-cop via mass murder..more copy cats ahead?


33 posted on 08/24/2012 8:46:13 AM PDT by silverleaf (Age Takes a Toll: Please Have Exact Change)
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To: scooby321
How did he get a gun in NYC?

This story is obviously an urban legend. The wonderful gun laws of the great city of New York prevent such an occurence. Law breakers know that can't have a gun without breaking the law - and they wouldn't want to do that...

/s

34 posted on 08/24/2012 8:46:41 AM PDT by 5thGenTexan
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Let’s wait ‘til we get clear information on how the bystanders got hit.

In the meantime: handbag designer... shooting... more than enough evidence for ABC to schedule a three part series on gay violence. Oh.. wait.. it’s only possible conservatives they jump to conclusions about.


35 posted on 08/24/2012 9:10:23 AM PDT by ArmstedFragg (hoaxy dopey changey)
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‘It’s the guy in the grey suit!’”

Now Gloomberg will make it illegal to wear grey suits in the city!

36 posted on 08/24/2012 9:11:10 AM PDT by presently no screen name
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Well that answers the question. A cop on every corner 24/7 will solve the problems. /s


37 posted on 08/24/2012 9:21:37 AM PDT by US_MilitaryRules (Unnngh! To many PDS people!)
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To: jimbo123; ml/nj; ExTexasRedhead; LucyT; sf4dubya; Liz; LottieDah; Lauren BaRecall; Jewbacca; ...

Eerily, just minutes before the mayhem, Mayor Bloomberg was warning about the dangers of “too many guns on the streets” on his weekly radio show.

“The argument guns don’t kill people, people kill people is one of the most disingenuous things you can say,” he said shortly before 9 a.m. while discussing tougher guns laws being proposed in Albany.

“It does take a person to pull the trigger, but if they didn’t have the gun... We are the only developed country in the world with this problem.”

Of course, Bloomberg and pals will milk this tragic incident for all it's worth in his attempts to see his "guns for government only" vision to reality. It's part and parcel of the nanny state paradigm.

I'm not exactly sure what he means by "we are the only country in the developed world with this problem" but I do know that Israel and Switzerland are two examples of "developed" countries in which firearm ownership is very widespread among the civilian population.

38 posted on 08/24/2012 9:21:58 AM PDT by justiceseeker93
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To: PapaBear3625
the handbag industry run by Isaac and Ralph Hazan.

Interesting. The name Isaac keeps popping up.

39 posted on 08/24/2012 9:25:39 AM PDT by presently no screen name
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The shooter was, “a designer of women’s accessories until being laid off last year”. Hmmm... Watch the Democrat “mainstream” newsrooms go into full PC mode. This story will disappear faster than a typical Friday night shooting spree in Chicago.


40 posted on 08/24/2012 9:27:55 AM PDT by Lancey Howard
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A member of the “Pink Pistols”, perhaps?


41 posted on 08/24/2012 9:29:18 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: ArmstedFragg

Gay rage?


42 posted on 08/24/2012 10:00:41 AM PDT by jimbo123
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To: Lancey Howard

Apparently, they aren’t saying much about the shooting anymore already. Must have been a Lib...


43 posted on 08/24/2012 11:05:27 AM PDT by InsidiousMongo
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Daily Telegraph in UK is reporting that the other wounded may have been hit by stray bullets from the responding Police officers.


44 posted on 08/24/2012 11:57:11 AM PDT by BRITinUSA
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“Daily Telegraph in UK is reporting that the other wounded may have been hit by stray bullets from the responding Police officers.”

I would almost bet on it, NY cops have no trigger control, I remember on incident where they shot an unarmed guy 72 times or rather shot at him 72 times, don’t remember how many times that they actually hit the guy. If the perp had a .45 he’s got around 8 shots, most cops carry high-cap magazines with 15 shots so the likelihood is that cops were wildly spraying and praying (most likely from cover so that their aim was even worse than normal but at least THEY were not at risk). Should make cops go back to a 6 shooter .38 special so they’re more careful about shot placement.


45 posted on 08/24/2012 1:55:04 PM PDT by trapped_in_LA
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To: wizwor; jimbo123; haircutter; CaptainK
In comment #2, a quote from the New York Daily News,

"Construction worker Chris Ogden...watched in disbelief as the gunman — in a suit and carrying a briefcase — opened fire." (

Not likely a Tea Party supporter, but probably one of the political/regulator elite--the only kind of people besides the more common criminals allowed to carry weapons in places like New Yuk City.

Yep. According to comment #18, "The shooter designed ladies handbags"--one of a protected, government-linked demographic in the debt regime. Not so in regards to a man making parts from steel in the middle of nowhere (zoning "laws").


46 posted on 08/24/2012 2:43:47 PM PDT by familyop ("Wanna cigarette? You're never too young to start." --Deacon, "Waterworld")
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The company, Hazen Imports, imports women and children’s clothing and accessories.

There’s a description here:

http://start.cortera.com/company/research/k3q4mzk6r/hazen-import-inc/


47 posted on 08/24/2012 5:48:23 PM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: trapped_in_LA

As President Obama says regarding his drone missile strikes that usually kill a few by standers in addition to the targeted terrorist: “One has to accept a little colateral damage.”


48 posted on 08/24/2012 5:58:54 PM PDT by GreyFriar (Spearhead - 3rd Armored Division 75-78 & 83-87)
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To: alloysteel
This was a one-on-one assassination. This was not a crime of momentary passion, it was premeditated and carried out in almost cold blood. The flight and spray of gunshot against other unarmed pedestrians was probably because of realization that things had gone wrong, in an effort to commit suicide by cop, a not uncommon way to avoid arrest and indictment.

Colt .45 Auto. Five rounds into the victim, maybe one round fired at the officers, two rounds remianing in the gun.

The spray of gunshot against other unarmed pedestrians came from New York's Finest.

49 posted on 08/25/2012 12:17:13 AM PDT by Oztrich Boy (Monarchy is the one system of government where power is exercised for the good of all - Aristotle)
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There were reports that bystanders were injured by police
bullets: police should know better than firing into a crowd!


50 posted on 08/25/2012 1:46:06 PM PDT by upcountryhorseman (An old fashioned conservative)
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