Gunman opens fire in New York hospital

One dead and six people wounded as doctor opens fire at Bronx-Lebanon Hospital, where he used to work.

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Elad Benari, Canada, | updated: 23:11

Police line (illustration)
Police line (illustration)
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One person was killed and six others were wounded on Friday in a shooting at Bronx-Lebanon Hospital in New York, a New York Police Department source told CNN.

The shooter was found dead at the hospital, according to the NYPD. A law enforcement official told The Associated Press he apparently killed himself.

The gunfire broke out at 2:50 p.m. local time inside the hospital. Police cars and firetrucks were called to the scene and officers climbed onto the roof of the building with their guns drawn as people inside the building were told to hide.

Officers went floor by floor looking for the gunman and reported just before 4:00 p.m. that the shooter was dead inside the building.

The shooter was identified by law enforcement officials as Dr. Henry Bello, a family medicine physician who used to work at the hospital.

It was not immediately clear why he was no longer working at the hospital. The motive for the shooting is not yet clear, but it does not appear to be terror-related.

(Arutz Sheva’s North American desk is keeping you updated until the start of Shabbat in New York. The time posted automatically on all Arutz Sheva articles, however, is Israeli time.)