A gunman armed with 30 caliber carbine rifle stood outside a New York City tenement building Thursday (July 11) evening and killed three men.
Police rushing into building, crowd watching, body of one victim lying on street, hysterical wife of dead man taken away from scene by police.
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Background: A gunman armed with 30 caliber carbine rifle stood outside a New York City tenement building Thursday (July 11) evening and killed three men.
More than two hundred policemen, armed with revolvers, shotguns, and tear gas guns and wearing bullet-proof vests converged on the tenement house into which the gunman ran. But they failed to find him.
Later, a massive manhunt for the suspect was begun over a wide area of New York City. The police said the man had been identified by witnesses as Robert D. Rogers, a 31 year old superintendent of the tenement building where the shooting took place.
During the search for the killer, a crowd of more than a thousand people gathered, cheering the policemen. Hundreds of others watched from their windows.
The shooting began with fearsome suddenness in the early evening when the gunman stood in front of the building and began firing the carbine, which had been sawed off on both the barrel and stock ends. In just minutes, three passerbys were dead and a fourth wounded.