UPDATE #2: The man that opened fire at Bronx-Lebanon hospital on Friday resigned from the hospital 2 years ago over allegations of workplace sexual harassment. Bello threatened to kill co-workers at the hospital who he blamed for ruining his career. In an email sent to a New York City newspaper just hours before attack, Bello cited several what he called bogus accusations made by the hospital against him. The email did not contain anything indicating his plans for revenge.
UPDATE: The Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Attacker has been identified as Dr. Henry Michael Bello, a 45-year-old Nigeria-born family medicine doctor formerly employed at the hospital. Bello shot seven people, killing one, a physician before turning the gun on himself.
June 30, 2017 Law enforcement officials in New York City say several people, including at least three doctors were shot inside the Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center in the Bronx on Friday afternoon. One female victim is dead.
An NYPD official has confirmed that the suspected gunman is dead. A local news station in New York City, PIX11 reports that an unnamed source identified the shooter as Henry Bello, an ex employee at the hospital. A family practice doctor by that name appears on the hospital’s list of employed physicians as of Friday afternoon.
The shooting took place around 2:45 p.m. local time on the 16th floor of the Bronx-Lebanon Hospital, located at 1650 Grand Concourse–just blocks from Yankee Stadium. The shooter, described as a tall, thin man wearing a blue shirt and white lab coat barricaded himself inside the hospital. The exact number of victims injured and the extent of their injuries is not known. It is unclear if the shooter took his own life or was killed by police.
Check back for details in the Bronx-Lebanon Hospital shooting as more information becomes available.
Cynthia Hodges holds a M.A. in Political Science from NEIU in Chicago, Illinois and a Post-Grad Professional Certificate in Disaster and Terrorism Management from University of North Carolina -Chapel Hill. In addition to a successful writing career, Cynthia is in the process of writing a book on the role of private security guards as first responders in the post 9/11 America. "My career has been a balance of security and education, and my passion for Homeland Security while protecting individual's Constitutional rights has grown as a result of the two."