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I spoke with a witness at the scene of the Empire State Building shooting earlier this morning. Her name was Monica. She was leaving her dentist when shots rang out at 34th and 5th.
Q: What happened when you were here this morning?
A: When I heard I was crossing the street‹I wanted to cross the street. I
saw two guys on the corner selling the tickets for the tours, and I was
walking when I heard two shots. Strong. And some people falling‹was down
on the floor. I saw that, and I started to run this way. Ok. And then I
started to go inside to the Desigual, and the man who was next to me was
Q: So the man was falling?
A: Yes. And I went inside and I started to say to the people inside the
store,²Close the door. Close the door. Turn down the music. ³ And
suddenly I went to watch what happened outside and the man who was
falling next to me was shot. And I saw two guys in the corner who was
selling the tickets was shot. And that¹s it. This is everything that I
saw. It was scary. And ok.
Q: How many people did you see get shot? Two? Three?
A: Three. Two in the corner. And one in the second plant that is there.
Because I was there. And that¹s it.
Q: Did you see the gunman get shot?
Q: Did you see the gunman at all?
A: I don¹t know. I tried to run. Because this is minutes. Imagine this
happening in one minute. Two minutes. I don¹t know. So you don¹t want to
see anything. You want to survive. And that¹s it.
Q: Do you work in the area or live in the area?
A: No. I went to the dentist one block from here.
Q: Do you want to give your name?
A: Monica. [Didn¹t confirm spelling.]