The friend confided to People Magazine:
[Image via Instagram.]
More details are emerging surrounding the Empire State Building shooting that occurred Friday morning in Manhattan.
We now know that two are dead (including the suspect) and at least eight are injured.
In the video above, the scene of the shooting is captured from a helicopter flying overhead. (NOTE: This is not a video of the actual attack.) And as we reported earlier, the streets are now closed 5th Avenue and 34th Street.
The gunman was said to be a disgruntled employee of the building, and now there are more reports coming forward that suggest the suspect's anger was caused by a co-worker dispute.
So far, there is no link to terrorism.
We'll keep you updated as more information comes forward.
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