The New York Police Department responded to reports of an active shooter at Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center in New York City on Friday.
Dr. Henry Bello, the 45-year-old shooter and former doctor at the hospital, opened fire on people near the 16th and 17th floors of the hospital. He killed one female and injured at least five others — all believed to be doctors — before taking his own life, police said.
To watch a live stream of news coverage of the incident, check out the video at the top of the page.
Officers continued to case the building to search for Bello, who was described as wearing a white lab coat and holding the rifle underneath it. Reports say that he had identification on him and the hospital’s website says that he is a doctor employed in family medicine.
About an hour after the incident began, Bello was announced as being deceased at the hospital and there was no longer a threat. He reportedly died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
A law enforcement source told CNN that three of the five injured victims are in serious condition from gunshot wounds. The source said that there was blood found on the hospital walls and in a staircase.
Records show that Bello had his medical license suspended for sexual harassment allegations and he was allowed to resign from the hospital in 2015.
According to Jessica Layton from CBS New York, Bello was on the hunt for the employee today, but couldn’t find her. So instead, he started shooting others.
One media report said that a paramedic carried a victim of the shooting down nine flights of stairs to the trauma room to get treatment.
The ATF responded to the scene, and authorities said that the shooting is not believed to to be related to terrorism.
As a result of the incident, NYPD has advised people to avoid the area.
The hospital is one of the biggest outpatient service providers in New York.
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