At the Empire State Building

We’re not far from the Empire State Building here, so when I heard about the shooting, I rushed over. There wasn’t much to see: blocks of street had been roped off by police lines, and polices officers patrolled the area. Already, reporters and TV crews were surrounding the scene.

Here are a couple of the photos I snapped:

I’ve been past the Empire State Building many, many times now; it’s one of the most crowded areas in Manhattan. There’s always tourists to see the building itself, and there’s plenty of non-tourists, too, going about their daily business. Unbelievable that it would be a scene of violence like this. 

Katrina Trinko — Katrina Trinko is a political reporter for National Review. Trinko is also a member of USA TODAY’S Board of Contributors, and her work has been published in various media outlets ...

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