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    Several people shot outside Empire State Building

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    New York City officials say several people have been shot outside the Empire State Building and that the gunman is dead.City police say three or four civilians have been wounded in the Friday morning shooting and that the shooter is dead.
    This is getting crazy...... are all the crazy people just starting to snap?




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    Re: Several people shot outside Empire State Building

    hopefully the shooter is the only one dead.

    This is getting a little crazy.



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    Re: Several people shot outside Empire State Building

    I was just going to post this.

    Does anyone else think that a lot of "monkey-see, monkey-do" has to play into these? It's getting old hearing about innocent people dying in these public mass shootings.



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    Re: Several people shot outside Empire State Building

    Well let's hope this guy sucked at shooting and they survive.


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    Re: Several people shot outside Empire State Building

    If this happened away from a national landmark we wouldn't even hear about it. National news is going to report every shooting for a while. Just how media works.




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    Re: Several people shot outside Empire State Building

    Quote Originally Posted by ISUAgronomist View Post
    If this happened away from a national landmark we wouldn't even hear about it. National news is going to report every shooting for a while. Just how media works.
    Shock and Awe.


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    Re: Several people shot outside Empire State Building

    Quote Originally Posted by Hawkeye11en1 View Post
    Shock and Awe.
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    Re: Several people shot outside Empire State Building

    Quote Originally Posted by ISUAgronomist View Post
    If this happened away from a national landmark we wouldn't even hear about it. National news is going to report every shooting for a while. Just how media works.
    Really? I think somebody shooting strangers indiscriminately usually makes the news, whether it is by a national landmark or not.



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    Re: Several people shot outside Empire State Building

    Quote Originally Posted by ISUAgronomist View Post
    If this happened away from a national landmark we wouldn't even hear about it. National news is going to report every shooting for a while. Just how media works.
    Quote Originally Posted by CloneIce View Post
    Really? I think somebody shooting strangers indiscriminately usually makes the news, whether it is by a national landmark or not.
    was going to say... opening fire in a major city on randoms usually makes news.




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    Re: Several people shot outside Empire State Building

    Quote Originally Posted by CloneIce View Post
    Really? I think somebody shooting strangers indiscriminately usually makes the news, whether it is by a national landmark or not.
    Before the Colorado shooting, how may new reports did you hear about people getting shot on a weekly basis? Next to zero.


    Guess what random people were still getting shot.




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    Re: Several people shot outside Empire State Building

    These types of shootings are not common and will typically be reported I think, but there are often multiple shootings every weekend in Chicago at least.



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    Re: Several people shot outside Empire State Building

    Quote Originally Posted by ISUAgronomist View Post
    Before the Colorado shooting, how may new reports did you hear about people getting shot on a weekly basis? Next to zero.


    Guess what random people were still getting shot.
    People get shot on a daily basis. People getting ambushed is rare, however.



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    Re: Several people shot outside Empire State Building

    Quote Originally Posted by CloneIce View Post
    Really? I think somebody shooting strangers indiscriminately usually makes the news, whether it is by a national landmark or not.
    Seems to happen every night in Chicago. It does make the news though, gets a couple minute blurb, then you never hear about it again, because the next shooting takes the spotlight.

    I do get it though, when it happens in the hood, people can just put it away, "Well, I won't go there." but when it happens in front of a large tourist attraction or where anyone could be, they definitely put a "You're not safe anywhere" vibe to it.



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    Re: Several people shot outside Empire State Building

    Quote Originally Posted by chuckd4735 View Post
    People get shot on a daily basis. People getting ambushed is rare, however.
    Ambush - A surprise attack by people lying in wait in a concealed position.

    I'll wait for the police report before suggesting it was an "ambush".




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    Re: Several people shot outside Empire State Building

    Looks like one victim has died.



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