6 wounded outside Empire State Building released

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Associated Press

Posted on August 24, 2012 at 11:00 PM

Updated Saturday, Aug 25 at 9:00 AM

NEW YORK (AP) — Police say six people wounded in a shooting outside the Empire State Building have been treated at a hospital and released.

The New York Police Department says three other victims are being treated for non-life-threatening injuries. One of them is being treated for elevated blood pressure.

A laid-off clothing designer fatally shot a former colleague near the skyscraper Friday morning. He then was shot dead by police officers during a confrontation that wounded the nine bystanders, who suffered graze wounds or other minor injuries.

Dramatic surveillance video shows the confrontation lasted only a few seconds.

Police say the officers responded appropriately when shooter Jeffrey Johnson pointed his gun at them.

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