In New York City this morning, two people were killed and several others were wounded when a work dispute ended in gunfire outside the Empire State Building.

The landmark is in a high-traffic area in midtown Manhattan. Authorities have confirmed that the shooting was not an act of terrorism and that the gunman was one of the two people who lost their lives.

Mayor Michael Bloomberg and police commissioner Raymond Kelly have been holding a press conference since 11:00 a.m. eastern time on Fifth Avenue between West 34th and 35th Streets.

That conference is streaming live right now on YouTube here.