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'

Posted at 11:07 am on August 24, 2012 by Lori Ziganto

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.