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Attacker dead after report of 'several people shot' at Bronx Hospital

01 July, 2017, 00:36 | Author: Jan Cross
  • People evacuate Bronx Lebanon Hospital in New York following a shooting

Gunfire broke out at 2:50 p.m. inside the Bronx Lebanon Hospital at 1650 Grand Concourse, according to the NYPD. Police have identified the shooter as 45-year-old Henry Bello, a former employee at the hospital.

The New York Times, citing information from an unnamed city Fire Department official, reported that three physicians had been shot, though their conditions were unknown.

Few details were immediately available about the incident from official sources.

The 120-year-old hospital has almost 1,000 beds and one of the busiest emergency rooms in New York City.

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Associated Press news agency quoted one law enforcement official as saying one person had been killed by the gunman and six injured but this has not been officially confirmed. Someone inside the hospital posted this photo showing a barricaded door: People were seen leaving the hospital with their hands up, being led out by police. More information to follow.

The incident occurred at Bronx-Lebanon Hospital on Friday afternoon.

According to a tweet from his office, Mayor Bill de Blasio is being briefed on the developing situation.

A large NYPD response at Bronx-Lebanon Hospital today.

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