By Ben Warwick

AURORA, Colo. (CBS4) – Presidential candidate and former New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg is coming to Aurora Thursday. He will announce his gun control platform at a town hall event near the Century Aurora movie theater.

Michael Bloomberg (credit: Getty Images)

State Rep. Tom Sullivan, who represents the area in the statehouse and whose son Alex was killed in the shooting, will be at the event Thursday.

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“The mayor has been supportive of gun violence prevention since my son was murdered,” Sullivan said. “I’ve seen the plan and it looks like something we need.”

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The event will take place at the Heritage Christian Center at Sable and Exposition in Aurora at 1:15 p.m., just a block from the theater where 12 people died and 70 others were hurt in the deadliest mass shooting in Colorado history.

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Bloomberg will announce his policy and hold a roughly hour-long discussion with survivors and gun control advocates. It will be closed to the public.

Ben Warwick