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Two Dead, Three Doctor Injuries at Bronx Lebanon Hospital Shooting

Update At least three doctors were shot at Bronx Lebanon Hospital this afternoon by a gunman in a lab coat.

The incident began unfolding at around 2.45pm at the medical center on Grand Concourse in the Morris Heights section of The Bronx.

Police sources say a gunman dressed as a doctor opened fire on the 16th floor of the hospital and shot multiple people.

Just before 4pm, J Peter Gould, an NYPD spokesperson, tweeted: ‘One shooter is deceased at the hospital.’

Local news outlets identified the shooter as 35-year-old Dr Henry Bello, a former employee at the hospital.

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Update –  Gunman ‘dress as a doctor’ shot open fire at Bronx-Lebanon hospital is dead

Multiple people have been shot by a gunman wearing a doctor’s coat inside a New York City hospital, sources say, and police are responding to what’s being called an active shooter situation.

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The gunman at Bronx Lebanon Hospital was dressed in a white doctor’s-type coat when he shot at least three people shortly before 3 p.m., sources tell News 4. He’s said to be carrying a rifle.

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BREAKING PHOTO: GUNMAN AT BRONX HOSPITAL ID’D BY NYPD AS DR HENRY BELLO, FORMER EMPLOYEE AT HOSPITAL

The shooter is not yet in custody. Members of the NYPD’s most-armed units are responding, and police could be seen on the roof of the building at one point with their guns drawn.

A staff member at the hospital tells News 4 it is under lockdown as police help bring people out floor by floor.

Chopper 4 over the scene shows a sea of NYPD vehicles gridlocking the streets around the hospital.

The FDNY, meanwhile, says they’ve gotten a report of a smoke condition on the 16th floor of the hospital. They are on standby and not inside the hospital yet. Chopper 4 shows firefighters gathered outside the hospital entrance.

Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center describes itself as the largest voluntary, not-for-profit health care system in the south and central Bronx.

The 120-year-old hospital claims nearly 1,000 beds spread across multiple units. Its emergency room is among the busiest in New York City.

The hospital is about a mile and a half north of Yankee Stadium.

This is a developing story. Check back for details. 

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Source: Rifle-Wielding Gunman in Doctor’s Coat Shoots at Least 3 in NYC Hospital: Sources | NBC New York http://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/local/Shooting-Bronx-Lebanon-Hospital-NYPD-431820163.html#ixzz4lW9NweIC
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Source: Rifle-Wielding Gunman in Doctor’s Coat Shoots at Least 3 in NYC Hospital: Sources | NBC New York http://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/local/Shooting-Bronx-Lebanon-Hospital-NYPD-431820163.html#ixzz4lW9KtxKi
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