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Eleven people were shot outside the Empire State Building on Friday, leaving two dead, including the gunman, New York officials said.
New York police said they shot and killed the gunman.
Authorities converged on the building about 9 a.m. after reports of gunfire.
The Empire State Building is one of the most famous skyscrapers in the world and one of New York's best-known tourist attractions.
Each year, about 4 million people visit the building's two observation decks. At more than 1,453 feet tall, the landmark building reaches more than a quarter-mile into the sky.
"There's always a focus and concentration on the building," said retired police officer Lou Palumbo. "That building gets special attention."