These shootings seem like a weekly event.

A laid-off designer fatally shot a former co-worker in the head outside the Empire State Building before he was killed by police. Nine people were injured in cross-fire.

The suspect, preliminarily identified as Jeffrey Johnson, 53, was a "disgruntled former employee" of a company located outside the Empire State Building, New York Police Commissioner Ray Kelly said. Hazan Imports, where Johnson worked as a designer of women's accessories before the company was downsized, sacked him roughly a year ago.