A news conference has been held after a number of people were wounded and the gunman killed in a shootout near New York's Empire State Building.

Michael Bloomberg, the city's mayor, said some of the victims in the shooting may have been hit by police bullets.

All of the injured victims are expected to survive, he said at a news conference.

Police said a recently laid-off worker, identified as Jeffrey Johnson, shot a former colleague to death near the iconic skyscraper and then randomly opened fired on people nearby before firing on police.

Source: Al Jazeera