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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.

Multiple people in the area reported on social media that they heard several gunshots.

More as we get it.

AAP/ staff writers

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