Shooting at the Bronx Lebanon Hospital Center in New York, with many victims


A female doctor died. Their condition was not known. The victims were on the 16th and 17th floors of the hospital. People panicked all around inside the building. They either fled or barricaded themselves in rooms in the hospital. Additional victims were hurt in the chaos as they tried to flee. In a lab on the 15th floor people inside blocked the door so well they needed the FDNY to help get them out.

People running away from Bronx Lebanon Hospital Center

Law enforcement and emergency vehicles choked up the area. A sea of patrol and tactical vehicles gridlocked the streets around the hospital. Henry Bello was a doctor employed as a  licensed pharmacy family medicine. He resigned in 2015. A motive in the shootings remains unclear, but authorities say there is no apparent nexus to terror. Officials later told media the shooter tried to start a fire on the 16th floor before sprinklers knocked it down. 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 has nearly 1,000 beds spread across multiple units. The emergency room is among the busiest in New York City.


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