CNNers Hear Gunshots

By Brian 

The Headline News studio is relatively close to the public atrium of the CNN Center. Imagine being at the anchor desk, in a commercial break, when staffers tell you they just heard gunfire.

“A lot of nerves are rattling here at the CNN Center now on the news that two people have been wounded in a shooting right here at the CNN Center,” Christi Paul said on the air. “Just a few minutes ago, some of our crew ran in here screaming because they heard multiple gunshots. They saw police running frantically to the first level.”

> Update: 2:15pm: “Several employees here at CNN hearing loud bangs,” Paul said later. “We heard from CNN’s Nicole Lapin, who works at CNN. She said her desk is right near that area, hearing loud shots…”