A doctor who lost his job at a New York City hospital opened fire with an assault rifle inside the building on Friday; killing another physician and wounding six other people before taking his own life in a burst of apparent workplace-related violence, officials said.
According to Fox 8 news, the shooting started at 2:50 p.m. inside the Bronx Lebanon Hospital; causing a heavy police presence to the area as officers with guns drawn told people to hide. Hospital employees barricaded themselves in rooms to escape the violence.
The shooter, whom police later identified as Dr. Henry Bello, was listed as a doctor in the family medicine department.
Bello fatally shot himself after trying to set himself on fire at the hospital, they said.
He staggered, bleeding, into a hallway where he collapsed and died with the rifle at his side, officials said.
One female doctor was killed. Six people were wounded, five seriously, according to police commissioner James O’Neill. The patients were treated in the emergency room at Bronx Lebanon, according to The Guardian.
The FBI said the NYPD would be the point agency on the shooting, tweeting: “NYPD is handling Bronx shooting. At this time there is no nexus to terrorism; we are monitoring situation.”