Advertisements
Trending Events

Doctor runs amok at Bronx Lebanon Hospital – Rifle-wielding Henry Bello shot dead after opening fire, killing at least 1

Popular Stories

Rifle-wielding doctor shot dead after opening fire, killing at least 1 at Bronx Lebanon Hospital
Disgruntled medical worker dressed in white lab coat opened fire in the Bronx hospital Friday afternoon 
Suspect identified as 45-year-old physician, Henry Bello, 35, a former employee 
Bello shot at least four people before taking his own life
Three of the victims are his fellow doctors, two of them women shot multiple times, and one reportedly died  
Bello allegedly, “resigned from the hospital in 2015 in lieu of termination.”
Sheer tension at the amid heavy security presenceAcess to the hospital was blocked by heavy security presence
A disgruntled medical worker dressed in black opened fire and shot at least four people in a Bronx hospital Friday afternoon, police said.
Shots rang out on the 16th floor of Bronx Lebanon Hospital in Morris Heights about 2:45 p.m.
As many as 20 people were hurt in the ensuing chaos as they tried to flee the unfolding horror, sources said.
“One shooter is deceased at the hospital,” a police spokesman posted to Twitter.

Dr henry Bello1Henry Bello, reportedly a disgruntled former employee is the suspect at the Bronx Lebanon Hospital shooting
Henry Bello shot himself.pngEMTs sorround the body of Henry Bello inside the hospital after he shot himself

Police sources identified the shooter as Dr. Henry Bello, 45. He used an M-16 type rifle. He was listed as a family physician, who “resigned from the hospital in 2015 in lieu of termination.”
He is believed to have killed himself after the shooting. Bello was said to have come wearing a white lab coat.
However, the NYPD Special Operations Division posted to Twitter: “Active shooting in Bronx Lebanon Hospital… Man dressed all in black. Smoke from the 16th floor,” the NYPD Twitter feed stated.

Police swept the hospital searching for the shooter and found a trail of blood leading from the second to the eighth floor. The gunman is believed to be possibly barricaded on the 16th floor.
It was reported that three of the victims were doctor and according to an ABC7 report two of the victims were women and one of whom was reported dead.
“I heard two doctors got shot 20 times, both of them,” said Jasmine Mercado, 24. “They said the person was going from the ninth floor to the eighth floor shooting.”

Bronx Lebanon Hospital.jpgA man said to be a former employee shot and injured four people at Bronx Lebanon Hospital, NY on Friday afternoon
Cops keep pedestrains out of harm's way.pngCops steer pedestrians away from the active shooter scene Friday in Bronx, NY
Police seek cover behind their vehicles.pngPolice seek shelter behind their vehicles as they confront a gun man shooting up Bronx Lebanon Hospital Friday afternoon

The hospital was evacuated, while some people barricaded themselves inside.
“Building is in complete shut down, I was in the middle of getting an x-ray when security alerted us to the active shooter situation and locked us in,” patient Felix Puno, who was hunkered down in the fourth floor radiology department “As far as we know police are here doing a floor-by-floor sweep.”
According to police reports Dr. Bello had three prior arrests, including one for sexual abuse.

 

Advertisements

1 Trackback / Pingback

  1. Trending

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: