Armed man opens fire at hospital in NY

People evacuate Bronx Lebanon Hospital in New York following a shooting

The shooting began at about 14:45 local time (18:45 GMT) at the 1,000-bed Bronx-Lebanon Hospital.

The gunman inside New York's Bronx Lebanon Hospital is dead, a police spokesman said.

Police said multiple people were shot, though the extent of their injuries was not immediately known. The ATF said it is sending agents to assist with the situation: Stay with Eyewitness News and abc7ny.com for continuing updates.

Bello was listed on the hospital's website as a family medicine physician.

Five other people were wounded in the shooting, and three of those are in serious condition from gunshot wounds, a law enforcement source told CNN.




Emergency medical workers can not yet enter the building as it has not yet been secured by police.

"Everything is on lockdown", a hospital spokeswoman told BuzzFeed News.

"Active shooting in Bronx Leb". Someone inside the hospital posted this photo showing a barricaded door: People were seen leaving the hospital with their hands up, being led out by police.

The New York Daily News, however, cited a tweet from the NYPD Special Operations Division saying the shooter is believed to be dressed all in black.

Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center, a 120-year-old facility, claims almost 1,000 beds spread across multiple units.

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