A gunman shot at an open-air concert on the stairs of St John’s Cathedral in the Manhattan district of New York City.
Pictures published by Reuters news agency showed a state of panic and panic among passers-by in the neighborhood, amid an exchange of fire between the police and the gunman.
And American media said that the shooting came during a free Christmas carols presentation scheduled on the steps of the historic church next to the cathedral choir.
Network reportedABC NewsThe suspect shot the police officers when they arrived at the scene, and the police fired back, wounding the gunman.
A spokesman for the New York City Police Department, Sgt. Edward Riley, said the gunman shot the police, indicating that no officer was hurt.
The sergeant confirmed that the police shot the armed man, and that he was taken to a local hospital in critical condition.
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The Armed Man
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American policemen clash with the gunman
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