Shooting Near World Trade Centre Site In New York
New York City Police are responding to reports of gunfire "a few blocks" from the World Trade Centre memorial site in Manhattan.
It was not immediately known if there were any injuries, although Nine News are reporting there are "four or five" victims.
The incident took place near Battery Park City and the World Trade Centre memorial on Tuesday afternoon (local time), police said.
Several people may have been hit by a vehicle at nearby Chambers Street at around the time of the reported shooting, and at least five people were hurt, news channel PIX 11 reported.
2 Emergency situations in New York:— Joyce Karam (@Joyce_Karam) October 31, 2017
1-Shooting by World Trade Center, 5 shot, 1 person in custody
2-Vehicle hit Pedestrians near by
So Truck driver hits people in bike lane, gets out with BB gun, gets shot by NYPD, taken to custody https://t.co/v1qRZpttPJ— Joyce Karam (@Joyce_Karam) October 31, 2017
Multiple people in the area reported on social media that they heard several gunshots.
More as we get it.
AAP/ staff writers