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Update: 5 p.m. EDT — This story is no longer being updated live.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

Doctors and patients stare out windows at Bronx Lebanon Hospital - ongoing police operation. NYPD briefing shortly.

— Josh Haskell (@abc7JoshHaskell) June 30, 2017

NYPD readies for press conference outside Bronx-Lebanon Hospital following shooting. Tells reporters "things are still very much unfolding"

— Caitlin Dickson (@CEDickson) June 30, 2017

Bronx resident Garry Trimmball, says wife is hiding in her office inside the hospital. "They just going to stay there until things are ok."

— Mike Hayes (@michaelhayes) June 30, 2017

Neighbors record the scene on their phones outside Bronx-Lebanon Hospital following shooting

— Caitlin Dickson (@CEDickson) June 30, 2017

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.

Scene outside Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center. Told Mayor press conference shortly @ABC

— Josh Haskell (@abc7JoshHaskell) June 30, 2017

Large crowd gathering outside Bronx Lebanon hospital after shooting

— Mike Hayes (@michaelhayes) June 30, 2017

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."

My thoughts and prayers are with patients and staff at Bronx Lebanon Hospital during this tragic moment.

— José E. Serrano (@RepJoseSerrano) June 30, 2017

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.

#BREAKING: #NYPD confirms shooter is down and no longer a threat. #Bronx Lebanon Hospital #NYC #shooting

— Reena Roy (@reenaroy) June 30, 2017

"We have to check every place, every floor": Detective Ahmed Nasser, NYPD spokesman, on the shooting of multiple people at a Bronx hospital.

— Matthew Chayes (@chayesmatthew) June 30, 2017

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.

Prayers for Bronx Lebanon Hospital, including friends and families.

— Dr. DaShanne Stokes (@DaShanneStokes) June 30, 2017

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.

Apparent active shooter at Bronx Lebanon Hospital. Ugh.

— Dave Cullen (@DaveCullen) June 30, 2017

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.

Police are going floor to floor searching for the shooter, who has a rifle and has barricaded himself. 2 ppl shot. #Bronx Lebanon Hospital

— Reena Roy (@reenaroy) June 30, 2017

#BREAKING: Police confirm shooter is believed to be a former employee of #Bronx Lebanon Hospital @CBSNewYork

— Reena Roy (@reenaroy) June 30, 2017

Location of shootings at Bronx Lebanon Hospital.

— Scott Kleinberg (@scottkleinberg) June 30, 2017

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.