Just after 9 this morning a man fired shots around the Empire State Building. There is no connection to terrorism; the gunman is said to have been an employee at a Midtown store. He returned to the store at 10 W 33rd Street and shot and killed his manager before firing on the street. The gunman was shot and killed by NYPD, 9 people were injured. Mayor Bloomberg just arrived on the scene and a press conference is scheduled for 11 am.
Update, 2:35 pm: Tipster Sarba B sends the following photo from the scene.