Empire State Building Shooting
Steven’s brother, Paul, told CBS 2 that even though the gunman is dead, that certainly doesn’t make the death of his brother any easier. “It’s not something that I get comfort in, because my brother is not here.”
Investigators are digging deeper into Friday’s midtown shooting, learning more about the gunman and why he suddenly snapped, killing his old boss at an apparel company.
Three of the nine bystanders hit by gunfire during Friday’s Empire State Building shooting remained hospitalized on Saturday morning. Police Commissioner Ray Kelly confirmed that all nine bystanders were hit by police officers’ bullets.
Steven Ercolino, 41, was described as a loving family man who visited his parents and was smitten by his 5-year-old nephew.
A disgruntled ex-employee opened fire near the Empire State Building Friday morning, killing his former co-worker before he himself was shot and killed by police.
In a press conference following the shooting near the Empire State Building Friday morning, Mayor Bloomberg again made mention of his concern over gun violence and firearm safety in the U.S.