Graphic photos, gun control: what the Empire State shooting has us talking about

A laid-off employee shot a former co-worker to death in front of the Empire State Building this morning. Police killed the suspect and at least nine others were wounded. (WARNING: Extremely graphic content.) The conversation continues at http://www.facebook.com/whiotv

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  1. The latest in the Empire State shooting is that victims may have been shoot by police. There is still confusion as to who shot whom:
  2. Mayor Mike Bloomberg has been updating New Yorkers on the shooting via a live stream earlier, which can be seen below:
  3. Mayor Bloomberg Updates New Yorkers on Shooting at Empire State Building
  4. The New York Times has embedded a live Twitter feed of its Metro Desk, which is providing real-time updates (tweets at @NYTMetro). The NYT posted a graphic photo on their website, which has since been removed. Poynter has addressed how the media has handled the graphic images from the shooting:
  5. Plenty of readers have also responded to the graphic images. A conversation on Branch, a social media tool that allows Twitter users to communicate with more than 140 characters, addresses the issue of how graphic is too graphic:
  6. The shooting has also rekindled the United States' ongoing, heated debate about gun control:
  7. There is plenty of talk on WHIO-TV's Facebook page discussing the event and its surrounding issues, including gun control. Read what people are saying and join the conversation here:
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