Dr. Henry Bello was named as the gunman who opened fire on other doctors at Bronx’s Lebanon Hospital after allegedly hiding a rifle under a white lab coast.
Fox 5 New York confirmed the name. Other news stories reported the name as Henry Bellow, but he’s listed as Dr. Henry Bello on the hospital’s website.
Police responded to reports of multiple doctors shot by an active shooter wearing a doctor’s coat and carrying a rifle at Lebanon Hospital in the Bronx in New York.
The mass shooting unfolded at about 3 p.m. on the east coast at 173rd Street and Grand Concourse in the Mt. Eden section of the Bronx hospital.
The shooter was 35-years-old and “was known” to the hospital, The New York Post reported. The shooter is now dead, reports CNN.
Here’s what you need to know:
1. As Many as Three Doctors Were Shot by a Gunman Who Wore All Black Under the Lab Coat
He was dressed all in black under the lab coat.
News reporters tweeted that police said at the scene that numerous people had been shot. The New York Post reported that those shot were doctors and that as many as three people were shot. CNN reported that as many as six people might have been injured.
The New York Times reported that those shot were doctors, and their condition was not known.
Patch also confirmed that multiple people were shot.
According to NBC 4, the shooter was wearing doctor’s attire. He “was dressed in a white doctor’s-type coat when he shot at least three people shortly,” reported the television station.
2. The Shooter Is Believed to Be a Family Physician Who Targeted Multiple Floors
The shooter “is a 35-year-old ex-employee using an M-16 type rifle,” reported The New York Daily News.
The New York Police Department confirmed there was an incident at the hospital in a tweet. According to The New York Post, the shooting spanned multiple floors.
The New York Daily News reported that Bello was “listed as a family physician.”
3. Doctors and Nurses Hid Inside the Hospital & a Woman’s Body Was Found by the Shooter
According to CBS, there were reports that doctors and nurses had barricaded themselves inside the hospital as the gunfire broke out.
There were also reports that the suspect had barricaded himself inside the hospital with a rifle. However, police then confirmed that the suspect was down.
According to CNN, the suspect had ID on him, and “shot himself on the 16th floor.”
“The body of a woman who was shot was found near the body of the shooting suspect,” CNN reported.
“One shooter is deceased at the hospital,” a police spokesman confirmed on Twitter.
Police said that the shooter used an M-16 type rifle.
“Active shooting in Bronx Lebanon Hospital… Man dressed all in black. Smoke from the 16th floor,” the NYPD Special Operations Division tweeted.
4. The ATF Responded to the Scene to Assist the NYPD & Police Followed a Trail of Blood
“Due to reports of a shooting incident at Bronx Lebanon Hospital, avoid the area of 1650 Grand Concourse,” NYPD tweeted. The ATF tweeted that it was responding to the scene to assist the NYPD.
According to The New York Daily News, police followed a trail of blood at the scene.
5. The Shooter Was Shot at the Scene
There were reports that the shooter was loose, but then police confirmed that he was down at the scene. The shooter is dead, police confirmed.