Mayor Bloomberg will hold press conference to update New Yorkers on Empire State Building shooting at 11 AM EST.—
CBS 6 Albany (@CBS6Albany) August 24, 2012
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
Will he politicize the tragedy, as is his usual tendency?
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:
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
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.
And, Bloomberg goes for the ghoulish politicization on the backs of dead and injured.
"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.