Live coverage: Mayor Bloomberg holds press conference on Empire State Building shooting; Update: Bloomberg says some accidentally shot by cops, shooting suspect identified as Jeffrey Johnson, age 53; Update: Bloomberg ghoulishly politicizes: 'there's an awful lot of guns out there'

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.

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

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


Video available here:


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

Bloomberg finally arrives.

CNN’s Don Lemon reacts.


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


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

  • brewers_rule

    What’s the over/under on how long before he calls for better gun laws to “stop the violence?” I say 48hours or less.

    • Penny Robinson Fan Club

      How long before there’s some ludicrous tie-in made to “Teebaggerz” and the NRA?

      • Zilla of the Resistance

        I’m surprised it didn’t happen already!

      • Darkstar1661

        he worked as a “women’s accessory designer”

        … my assumption would be the media needs to do some actual, real investigation to make sure he isn’t one of theirs before jumping on the “blame the right” train.

        • Penny Robinson Fan Club

          What? OUR Collaborationist Media making a rush to judgement on some maniac’s motivations and political inclinations? Unpossible!

  • douchie

    When are we going to wake up and do something about these senseless tragedies? It is long past time to pass some kind of federal legislation to outlaw murder. If murder was against the law, surely the violence would stop…

  • JeffWRidge

    I’m just surprised that Bloomberg didn’t try to link the upcoming GOP convention to the shooting. Guns are no more the problem with people misusing them, than cars are responsible for people speeding.

  • Love of Country

    Bloomberg appears to be a typical liberal buffoon who has little in common with average Americans.