The Daily Star —
Andrew Saliski, 20, a music industry major from Staten Island, said after he heard of the shooting Friday morning, he texted a friend who works at the Empire State Building selling tickets.
“So, if you worked today, it must have been pretty interesting,’’ Saliski said he wrote, and received “Yeah, unlike anything else’’ in reply.
His friend reported that he didn’t know the victim but knew he worked in the building, said Saliski, who noted that he “figured’’ his friend would be OK.
“There are cops all over New York City,’’ he said. “I think it’s pretty safe.’’
News of shootings seems to be in the news monthly, Salisksi said. He was walking across campus with Russell Somer, 19, a music industry major from Commack on Long Island, who mentioned the shooting in the movie theater in Aurora, Colo., when a gunman killed opened fire, killing 12 people and wounding 58.
“Horrible things happen,’’ Somer said. “Unfortunately, it’s something that does happen once in a while,’’
Lynn Golan, 20, an art and philosophy student from Plainview on Long Island, said the shooting Friday was “terrible’’ and raises many questions, including whether a friend or someone could intercede before “the situation turns sour.’’