Gunman opens fire during Christmas choir performance on steps of cathedral

Panicked worshippers and choir members ran for safety as shots rang out at the end of the concert at the Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine in Manhattan, New York.

A gunman has opened fire at a Christmas choir performance on the steps of a cathedral in New York.

The shooting took place just after 4pm local time (9pm UK time) outside the Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine in Manhattan.

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