Gunman opens fire at Bronx-Lebanon Hospital in New York City

by Leslie Wood July 1, 2017, 0:35
Gunman opens fire at Bronx-Lebanon Hospital in New York City

On Friday, a gunman opened fire on multiple people at Bronx-Lebanon Hospital.

The NYPD is responding to reports of multiple people shot inside Bronx-Lebanon Hospital at 1650 Grand Concourse, a police spokesman said. Reports say he killed himself.

The official was not authorized to speak publicly and spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity.

The shooter has been identified as Dr. Henry Michael Bello, a 45-year-old family medicine doctor formerly employed at the hospital, according to sources.

Responders have cleared storeys 2-10, according to witnesses at the hospital. Calls there rang unanswered. Authorities are now investigating.

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Emergency crews had been kept from going inside the hospital while the shooter was at large. There were also reports of a fire inside the hospital.

Gonzalo Carazo described the scary scene to WCBS-TV.

"All I heard was a doctor saying, "Help, help!"

A staff member quoted by News 4 said that the hospital is under lockdown as police are evacuating the people present inside floor by floor.


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