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At least 12 dead, gunman among fatalies in upstate NY
Emergency personnel tend to a person taken from the building where the shootings took place.
The gunman carried identification that said he was 42 and from upstate New York, the official said.
A warrant is being obtained to search the suspected shooter's home in Binghamton, another law enforcement source said.
Officials would not name the suspect.
Five people were wounded, the official said.
Three victims were taken to Wilson Medical Center with gunshot wounds to various extremities, Wilson spokeswoman Christina Boyd said.
A fourth victim was taken to another area hospital, Boyd said.
The local police command center said SWAT teams are still inside, clearing the building.
The shootings began about 10:30 a.m. ET at the American Civic Association, which helps immigrants and refugees, a law enforcement source said.
More than a dozen people were wounded, and 20 to 40 people may have been taken hostage, the source said.
"This is a horrible situation," Gov. David Paterson said.
"There's no available data on what's going on there other than the fact that lives have been lost." Video Watch Gov. Paterson ask for moment of silence »
Two people were led from the building in plastic handcuffs, WBNG reported. It was not immediately known whether the two were under arrest.
Video from the scene showed a person on a stretcher being taken to an ambulance.
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