Double shooting in Manhattan @NYPD9Pct at Astor Place and Cooper Square. 2 people shot, both in critical condition. Active crime scene.— New York City Alerts (@NYCityAlerts) November 1, 2017
The Daily News has a brief report here.
West block of Cooper Union. Heard gunshots on the way to work. Two bodies strewn across the concrete taken to the hospital moments later. pic.twitter.com/ZWsfGAfA29— Ξvan Ross Katz (@evanrosskatz) November 1, 2017
Southbound M101 and M102 buses are detoured because of NYPD activity at Cooper Union. See https://t.co/4PI10QaRnr— NYCT Buses (@NYCTBus) November 1, 2017
#BREAKING Apparent murder suicide in Lower Manhattan not related to yesterday's incident. Cooper Union incident appears domestic in nature.— Anthony DiLorenzo (@ADiLorenzoTV) November 1, 2017
Per the Daily Mail: "A woman has been shot in the stomach while parking her CitiBike in Manhattan before the gunman is believed to have then shot himself."
The woman ... was rushed to hospital with life-threatening injuries. The gunman was also rushed to hospital and his condition is also believed to be serious.
DNAinfo reports that the police haven't provided further information about the circumstances or motive for the shooting just yet.
DNAinfo also reconstructs what happened via witness accounts:
"He didn't say a word. He shot her in the chest both times. It was point-blank range. Her feet went in the air and she hit the floor," [nearby office worker Jerry] Simo said.
The shooter, then kicked the woman's feet to make sure she was shot, witnesses said.
"Then he put the gun under his chin and finished himself," Simo added.
Cooper Union has issued a series of tweets...
1 of 3: Authorities confirmed a shooting, unrelated to Cooper Union, outside Foundation Building.— Cooper Union (@cooperunion) November 1, 2017
2 of 3: To accommodate police activity, we have cancelled classes in Foundation only.— Cooper Union (@cooperunion) November 1, 2017
3 of 3: Classes in 41 Cooper Square will continue as normal. Another notice will be sent when Foundation Building classes can be resumed— Cooper Union (@cooperunion) November 1, 2017
ABC 7 reports that the woman and the man were rushed to Bellevue Hospital, where they were pronounced dead. (The NYPD now says the man is still alive.)
The station reports that the 62-year-old man and the 56-year-old woman were a couple.
Classes in the Foundation Building will resume at 1 pm today.— Cooper Union (@cooperunion) November 1, 2017
The post continues here with details on the murder victim, Elizabeth Lee.