“A law-enforcement official said the shooting did not appear to be terror-related, and the gunman may have been a disgruntled employee who was fired Thursday from his job inside the building,” their report said.
Also, via tweets from NBC/MSNBC affiliated accounts:
WNBC: Gunman was fired from his job yesterday
— The Cycle (@thecyclemsnbc) August 24, 2012
NBC now reporting two dead in NYC shooting: gunman and one victim. WNBC reports the gunman was fired from his job yesterday.
— WTHR.com (@WTHRcom) August 24, 2012
UPDATE: NBC News reported that the gunman was fired yesterday and returned on Friday to target his boss:
— NBC News (@NBCNews) August 24, 2012
UPDATE II: In Mayor Bloomberg’s press conference this morning, NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly confirmed that the gunman was “a disgruntled former employee” — but he lost his job about a year ago, not yesterday, as NBC reported earlier.
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