Live coverage: Bloomberg press conference on Empire State Building shooting!/CBS6Albany/status/239011206386548737

As Twitchy reported this morning, there was a shooting at the Empire State Building. Reports indicate that the shooter and one victim are dead, with as many as eight injured.

breaking news- Bloomberg 11:00 AM Update on Shooting at Empire State Building with Police Commissioner Kelly. Gunman dead.

— Thomas Roberts (@ThomasARoberts) August 24, 2012

Waiting for newser with NY Police Commissioner & Mayor Bloomberg in 4 minutes to give latest in Empire State shooting

— Cambi Brown (@CambiBrown) August 24, 2012

Press at Empire State Bldg. We're waiting for Mayor Bloomberg's press conf any min.

— Lisa Guerrero (@4lisaguerrero) August 24, 2012

Live Coverage: Bloomberg Press Conference On Empire State Building shooting

Will he politicize the tragedy, as is his usual tendency?

Empire State Buildings RT @iowahawkblog: So what's Bloomberg going to ban now?

— Dan McLaughlin (@baseballcrank) August 24, 2012

Now Mayor Bloomberg is to give a press conference on the shooting. Bring on the anti-gun rhetoric…

— Joe Oleksak (@jaoleksak) August 24, 2012

Twitchy will monitor and cover the press conference live. Check back for updates.


Update: Possible third fatality at Empire State shooting, Bloomberg, NYPD chief Kelly about to do press conf. 35th & 5th.

— Nathan James (@Nathan__James) August 24, 2012

Video available here:

LIVE VIDEO: New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg to address Empire State Building shooting in minutes …

— fox8news (@fox8news) August 24, 2012

8 mins and counting. MT @stefanjbecket: Bloomberg would make great president. He's already perfected art of being late to press conferences.

— Harrison Golden (@harrisongolden) August 24, 2012


RT @NYTMetro: Mayor tells State Sen Malcolm Smith that worker fired from store shot store mgr in face, then started shooting others.

— Stefan Becket (@stefanjbecket) August 24, 2012

This Twitter user grossly hopes Mayor Bloomberg will ghoulishly politicize the shooting.

As a big proponent of the Anti-Gun regulation Mayor Bloomberg is within his right to go ape on the federal government

— Sagar Sriramagiri (@sagarch) August 24, 2012

Bloomberg finally arrives.

Bloomberg: A man who had been fired from his job about a year or so started shooting.

— Melissa Jeltsen (@quasimado) August 24, 2012

Bloomberg: Some may have been "accidentally" shot by police.

— Patrick Flanary (@Slow_News_Day) August 24, 2012

Uh oh RT @NewYorkPost: BREAKING: ESB bystanders were shot by cops: Mayor Bloomberg

— James (@Chillednigga317) August 24, 2012

Mayor Bloomberg says "this is a terrible tragedy." #EmpireStateBuilding #crime

— Matt Soleyn (@MattSoleyn) August 24, 2012

NYC Mayor Bloomberg states that Emp State shooting gunmen fired worker, killed, Jeffrey Johnson shooter.

— Leslee ll (@Echo2Zs) August 24, 2012

Bloomberg – Tape clearly showed perpetrator pulled out gun and tried to fire on NYPD. 2 officers. No other shots involved.

— Michelle Malkin (@michellemalkin) August 24, 2012

CNN’s Don Lemon reacts.

@ImBusyReading then you're watching a different press conference.

— Don Lemon (@donlemon) August 24, 2012


And, Bloomberg goes for the ghoulish politicization on the backs of dead and injured.

Bloomberg: "New York City is the safest city in the country but we are not immune to the national problem of gun violence." #ESB

— Huffington Post (@HuffingtonPost) August 24, 2012

"There's an awful lot of guns out there" said Bloomberg at the end of his statement.

— Conz Preti (@conz) August 24, 2012

"And once again, there's an awful lot of guns out there" – Bloomberg reiterated his gun control stance at end of Empire State conference.

— Joel Gunter (@joelmgunter) August 24, 2012


The full text of Bloomberg’s statement is available here.

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