Bronx Hospital Shooting Live Updates: Injuries Reported, NYPD on Scene in New York City

Update: 5 p.m. EDT — This story is no longer being updated live.

Update: 4:49 p.m. EDT — Henry Bello, the doctor who opened fire Friday at the Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center in New York City, killed himself, the Associated Press reported. He also fatally shot one person and wounded six others; details about their conditions were not immediately available.

Bello, a family medicine doctor, was still listed as a hospital employee on the center's website Friday. He was 45.

Update: 4:25 p.m. EDT — Mayor Bill de Blasio was heading to the Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center Friday after a former employee opened fire with a rifle and wounded multiple people. Local media identified the now-deceased gunman as Henry Bello, who is listed on the hospital's website as a family medicine doctor.

CNN reported there were five wounded and one dead along with the suspect.

Update: 4:15 p.m. EDT — The gunman behind Friday's shooting at the Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center in New York City has reportedly died after injuring an unconfirmed number of people.

Hospitals have become frequent targets for shootings in recent years, with 154 such shootings taking place in 40 states, with 235 victims, between 2000 and 2011, according to a recent study out of Johns Hopkins Institutions.

"We would like to think that hospitals are not an area that would be subject to harm, and maybe that’s why we want them to be free and accessible and not overly secure like a fortress," Eli Adashi, a former dean of medicine and biological sciences at Brown University, said after writing a 2015 article in the Journal of the American Medical Association. "But I think times are changing."

Update: 3:59 p.m. EDT — Former NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton told NY1 he believed Friday's shooting at the Bronx-Lebanon Hospital was not linked to terrorism. Details about the incident were still unfolding, though PIX11's Mary Murphy tweeted that four to six people had been injured.

The shooter died at the hospital, NYPD spokesman J. Peter Donald tweeted

Update: 3:50 p.m. EDT — The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives was assisting the New York City Police Department on Friday in responding to a shooting at the Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center, where "at least three" doctors were shot, The New York Times reported.

The suspect was reportedly wearing a white lab coat and was not yet in custody. 

President Donald Trump has been alerted to the still-developing situation, as White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders told reporters.

Update: 3:45 p.m. EDT — Police in New York City were searching for a person with a gun who shot "multiple people" inside the Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center on Friday, according to CBS New York reporter Valerie Castro. The suspect was thought to be a former employee.

Original story:

Police in New York City responded Friday afternoon to a reported shooting inside the Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center, the department confirmed on Twitter. Two people were wounded, according to ABC 7, but there were no publicly available details on their conditions.

The mayor, Bill de Blasio, has already been briefed on the developing situation.

The Bronx-Lebanon Hospital has been the scene of a shooting before: In 2011, 29-year-old Michael Wayman hit a nurse and a security guard when he opened fire in the emergency room in an attempt to injure a member of a rival gang, according to the New York Daily News.

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