Multiple people shot inside NYC hospital; gunman down

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on a shooting at Bronx Lebanon Hospital (all times local):

5:40 p.m.

New York City’s mayor says one doctor is dead and several others are fighting for their lives after a gunman opened fire at a city hospital.

Mayor Bill de Blasio spoke at a news conference Friday, hours after a doctor with a rifle concealed in his lab coat starting shooting inside Bronx Lebanon Hospital.

Police say five of the injured were seriously wounded, and one had a gunshot wound to the leg.

Police Commissioner James O’Neill says the shooter then apparently tried to set himself on fire before turning the gun on himself.

A law enforcement official identified the shooter as Dr. Henry Bello, who used to work at the hospital.

— By Associated Press writer Colleen Long

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4:35 p.m.

A law enforcement official says the gunman who opened fire at a New York City hospital was a doctor who formerly worked there.

The official says Dr. Henry Bello walked into Bronx Lebanon Hospital at about 2:50 p.m. Friday with a rifle concealed in his lab coat and opened fire, killing at least one person and injuring six others. He then apparently killed himself.

The official was not authorized to speak publicly and spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity.

Bello was listed on the hospital’s website as a family medicine physician. It’s not clear when he left the hospital. Calls there rang unanswered.

— By Associated Press writer Colleen Long

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4:10 p.m.

A New York City police spokesman says the gunman inside the Bronx Lebanon Hospital is dead after killing at least one person.

New York Police Department spokesman J. Peter Donald said Friday afternoon that the shooter had died. At least one other person was dead and several others were shot.

According to a law enforcement official, the shooter was wearing a lab coat and had the rifle concealed inside it. The official was not authorized to speak on an ongoing investigation and spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity.

Police were still trying to identify how many people had been shot. Emergency crews had been kept from going inside the hospital while the shooter was at large.

— By Associated Press writer Colleen Long

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4:05 p.m.

A New York City police spokesman says the gunman inside the Bronx Lebanon Hospital is dead.

New York Police Department spokesman J. Peter Donald tweeted Friday afternoon that the shooter had died. Police say at least two victims have been shot.

According to a law enforcement official, the shooter was wearing a lab coat and had the rifle concealed inside it. The official was not authorized to speak on an ongoing investigation and spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity.

Police were still trying to identify how many people had been shot. Emergency crews had been kept from going inside the hospital while the shooter was at large.

— By Associated Press writer Colleen Long

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3:40 p.m.

Police say at least two people have been shot at a New York City hospital and the gunman is still at large.

The gunfire broke out at 2:50 p.m. Friday inside the Bronx Lebanon Hospital in the Bronx.

Television images showed the hospital surrounded by police cars and firetrucks. Police could be seen on the roof of the building, at one point, with their guns drawn.

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.

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3:25 p.m.

Police say multiple people have been shot at a New York City hospital.

The gunfire broke out at 2:50 p.m. Friday inside the Bronx Lebanon Hospital in the Bronx.

Police had no immediate information on whether anyone was killed.

Television images showed the hospital surrounded by police cars and firetrucks.

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