23 January 2022,   21:46
New York gunman shot dead after opening fire outside cathedral Christmas concert

A man has been shot dead by police after opening fire from the steps of New York City’s Cathedral Church of St John the Divine just after an outdoor choir performance.

New York police department spokesman, Sergeant Edward Riley, said the gunman had fired on police, but no officers or bystanders were believed to have been injured in the late-afternoon violence on Manhattan’s upper west side.

The suspect, who was not identified, was rushed to a local hospital in critical condition, the sergeant said. New York police commissioner, Dermot Shea, later said the gunman had died.