New York gunman shot dead after opening fire outside cathedral Christmas concert




New York gunman shot lifeless after commencing hearthplace outdoor cathedral Christmas live performance

Gunman died in health facility after taking pictures at Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine

The gunman outdoor Cathedral of Saint John the Divine turned into sporting handguns, and a backpack containing gasoline, wire, tape, knives and a Bible. Photograph: Jeenah Moon/Reuters

A guy has been shot lifeless with the aid of using police after commencing hearthplace from the stairs of New York City’s Cathedral Church of St John the Divine simply after an out of doors choir overall performance.

New York police branch spokesman, Sergeant Edward Riley, stated the gunman had fired on police, however no officials or bystanders have been believed to had been injured withinside the late-afternoon violence on Manhattan’s top west side.

The suspect, who turned into now no longer identified, turned into rushed to a neighborhood health facility in vital condition, the sergeant stated. New York police commissioner, Dermot Shea, later stated the gunman had died.

“It is with the aid of using the grace of God today,” Shea stated, that no person except the gunman turned into struck.

The guy had a prolonged crook records and turned into sporting a backpack containing a can of gasoline, rope, wire, tape, knives and a well-worn Bible, Shea stated. The police commissioner known as the moves of the officials “heroic”.

The taking pictures outdoor the Episcopal Church (or Anglican) cathedral, placed at Amsterdam Avenue and West 112th Street, took place approximately 15 mins after the belief of an out of doors choir overall performance on the stairs drew an target target market of approximately 2 hundred humans.

The choir’s annual Christmas vacation live performance were moved outdoor in step with Covid-19 fitness protection rules.

“It turned into simply beautiful, after which on the give up this character began out taking pictures. Everybody is in shock,” a cathedral spokeswoman, Lisa Schubert, informed the New York Times. “The shooter may want to have killed a whole lot of humans. There have been masses of humans right here and he shot at the least 20 instances.”

Only approximately 15 humans have been nonetheless gift whilst the gunman seemed on the pinnacle of the stairs, screaming, “Kill me”, and “shoot me”, as he fired a handgun, sending bystanders walking for canopy in panic, in step with a Reuters photographer who turned into at the scene.

Police officials who had taken cowl ordered the suspect numerous instances to drop his weapon earlier than taking pictures him, the photographer stated. Members of the choir have been already lower back in the church by the point of the taking pictures, which lasted numerous mins, she stated.

Reuters images of the gunman confirmed him sporting a black iciness coat, a white baseball-fashion cap and a face masks emblazoned with the flag of the Dominican Republic, as he stood wielding pistols, one in every hand. He additionally turned into sporting a huge backpack strapped to his shoulders.

Police stated officials recovered firearms from the scene after the taking pictures. New York metropolis mayor, Bill de Blasio, stated on Twitter that “brief motion of our NYPD officials stored the gang safe”.

A guy has been shot lifeless with the aid of using police after commencing hearthplace from the stairs of New York City’s Cathedral Church of St John the Divine simply after an out of doors choir overall performance.

New York police branch spokesman, Sergeant Edward Riley, stated the gunman had fired on police, however no officials or bystanders have been believed to had been injured withinside the late-afternoon violence on Manhattan’s top west side.

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