Doctor Henry Bello fatally shoots self after opening fire in Bronx-Lebanon Hospital
First image: Dr Henry Bello, 45, has been named as the deceased gunman who carried out a deadly attack at his former place of work, the Bronx Lebanon Hospital, Friday afternoon

NEW YORK  - A doctor who opened fire at Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center Friday afternoon, killing at least one person before fatally shooting himself, authorities said.

Dr Henry Bello, a family medicine physician and former employee at the hospital, opened fire inside the hospital while dressed as a physician around 2.45pm. He was wearing a lab coat and apparently concealed the rifle under the coat, the AP reported, citing a source.

Bello shot six people on the 16th floor before fatally shooting himself on the 17th floor. Some of the victims are doctors. Several other people were hurt.

The NYPD arrived at the scene soon after the 2:50 p.m. report with a massive response of personnel and vehicles. Heavily armed officers went floor to floor to make sure the threat was contained. At one point, several cops with their weapons drawn were seen on the roof of the hospital.

A small fire was reported on one of the floors but apparently was contained and extinguished.

Mayor Bill de Blasio was briefed on the shooting and was on his way to the hospital. NYPD officials were expected to hold a news conference Friday evening.

At least five people, including three doctors, have been shot at Bronx Lebanon Hospital after a former employee dressed as a physician opened fire with a semi-automatic rifle. First responders are seen with stretchers outside the entrance 

At least five people, including three doctors, have been shot at Bronx Lebanon Hospital after a former employee dressed as a physician opened fire with a semi-automatic rifle. First responders are seen with stretchers outside the entrance 

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

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

Police sources say the gunman was hiding the high-powered weapon under his lab coat before the attack on the 16th floor of the hospital 

Police sources say the gunman was hiding the high-powered weapon under his lab coat before the attack on the 16th floor of the hospital 

Incident began unfolding at around 2.45pm at the medical center on Grand Concourse 

Officers carrying assault-style rifles are posted outside the Bronx Lebanon Hospital where a former employee stages a deadly rampage 

Officers carrying assault-style rifles are posted outside the Bronx Lebanon Hospital where a former employee stages a deadly rampage

 
 
 
 
Pius Aghadiuno
By Pius Aghadiuno 06/30/2017 17:22:00