Two people died and nine were injured in Manhattan earlier today
Two people – including the gunman – died and at least nine people were wounded in the attack.
The gunman, Jeffrey Johnson, killed his former manager Steven Ercolino, after being laid off as a women’s accessories designer from a fashion business based in Manhattan, near the iconic Empire State Building.
When the police arrived on the scene, a gun battle took place, in which four women and five men were injured. The Guardian reports that none of the victims are believed to be in a life-threatening condition.
Rihanna sent her ‘prayers’ to the victims via Twitter, writing:
While Nicki Minaj wrote: “Sorry to hear about this New York shooting. Sending love to the families & friends of the victims.”
Music industry titan Russell Simmons tweeted:
British singer and rapper Jay Sean wrote: