Unsurprisingly, New Yorkers gathered as bystanders to the police activity after the shooting (and I admit to being one of them).
Last weekend when we went for a walk we happened on the aftermath of a shooting. Accounts vary, but it seems a crazed man with several guns climbed a tree or a scaffold as a choral concert on the steps of the Cathedral of St John the Divine was ending. Shouting, “kill me, kill me,” he shot into the air sending people on the street scrambling for safety. The police then shot him dead and then tons more police and emergency vehicles converged on the site.
Click any image to see them all enlarged.