Former Employee Carries Out Shooting at NYC Hospital

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[Updates and live video below.] News reports indicate that authorities are responding to an active shooter situation inside a New York City hospital where at least two people have been shot, NBC reports.

The NYPD’s most armed units and FDNY are responding to the shooting at Bronx Lebanon Hospital at 173rd Street and Grand Concourse in the Mt. Eden section.

The hospital is under lockdown.

The shooting took place at about 3 p.m.

This is a developing story.

Update: The suspect is believed to be a former employee of the hospital. He is 6 feet tall and is wearing a white lab coat, carrying a M-16 Riffle.

NYPD special ops officers are advising numerous shot victims on the 17th floor.

The entire hospital is locked down and there are reports of casualties. The incident occurred on the 16th and 17th floors of the hospital.

Police are going floor by floor searching for the gunman.

Update, 4:10: The gunmen, Dr. Henry Bello, a former doctor at the hospital, pictured below, has been confirmed dead

4-6 people have been wounded in the shooting.

Dr. Bellow formerly worked in Family Medicine at the hospital.

The 17-story hospital is a 55-year-old institution affiliated with the Mount Sinai School of Medicine.

Update, 4:26: One of the victims has passed away, according to sources.

The gunman, it is reported, shot himself and died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

The conditions of the other victims are unknown.

Update, 5:46 p.m.: The NY Post reports that Dr. Bellow had a criminal past that includes getting busted for an attack on a stranger. The 45-year-old was arrested on Aug. 28, 2004, in Manhattan following an incident in which a 23-year-old woman said an assailant grabbed her, lifted her up and carried her off

Bello was also busted in Manhattan on Oct. 9, 2009, but all records in that case are sealed, sources said.

Bello wore a white medical coat while using a semiautomatic rifle to kill at least one person and wound several others inside Bronx-Lebanon Hospital.

The Bronx-Lebanon Web site lists Bello as a medical doctor there, and federal Health and Human Services Web site says he was entered into the National Provider Identifer database in 2014 as a “Student in an Organized Health Care Education/Training Program.” But, the Post reports, he wasn’t licensed to practice medicine in New York, according to databases maintained by the state Health and Education Departments.

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  1. There have been 355 mass shootings in the United States in 2015. more than 462 people died. Some still might.1,314 were wounded.

    This madness must end.

    By any definition, the current spate of mass shootings qualifies as a national crisis. Yet the NRA and the politicians they control in Congress refuse to act. No other country has the number of mass shootings and gun deaths that we have in America. Because of easy access to guns, no other country comes close to the number of civilian-owned firearms in the United States. But no one should think that we are powerless to stop the spiraling carnage around us.

    We must restore the ban on assault weapons and large-capacity clips. We need to tighten background check requirements so that guns don’t get into the wrong hands. Our national security demands that prospective terrorists be barred from purchasing assault weapons and other guns. And lax gun laws that lead to firearms flooding our streets and killing our civilians and brave police officers, must be strengthened.

    If you agree that the senseless killing must stop and that Congress must act, then reach out to everyone you know–locally and around the nation–and urge them to call their representative today to demand they support common sense gun laws.

    • You are obviously not very informed on the reality. Criminals and terrorists will get their hands on guns and assault weapons either way. You are right, I wouldn’t want to live in a society where everyone needs to have a gun, but that’s today’s reality. Think about drugs. It’s banned, yet somehow it’s fairly easy to get your hands on it. What makes you think guns are any different? Sure it would be amazing if there was no crime, but you need to wake up and face the world. If the doctors would have guns, they could’ve shot this man before he could continue, but since he was the only one with a gun, this massacre was able to happen. My friend, stop reading leftist propoganda.

      • Please please stop repeating silly talking points

        “Criminals and terrorists will get their hands on guns and assault weapons either way.”

        so why should we make it easier for them.

        “Think about drugs. It’s banned, yet somehow it’s fairly easy to get your hands on it.”

        so youre arguing to make drugs legal?

        “but you need to wake up and face the world.”

        No, you do! These mas shootings dont happen in other countries

        • More fascist-liberal propaganda and fake statistics in order to bring in the fascist nirvana: let criminals and the gubmit be armed, while the subjugated middle class be disarmed and powerless.

  2. Do you really desire a country/town where you and your family only safe to walk outside ,if you’re carrying a gun?!
    Because everyone else already has a gun?!
    Before you answer glibly ,use your noodles. Is that really what you want?!
    Doubtful
    Instead of all us relatively being safe strolling peacefully around without rushing to take a weapon first ?!This the Right Wing version of Sen. Moynihan’s”defining deviancy down”,
    conveniently evening things out with using the lowest common denominatorDodge City?! Hatfields and the McCoys?!

    Plus,Deny it if you will
    These massacres aren’t regularly happening in other civilized countries
    Furthermore, States with lenient gun laws have higher rates of
    accidental gun tragedies And higher rates of police homicides

  3. Here is one study:
    “The Relationship Between Gun Ownership and Firearm Homicide Rates in the United States, 1981–2010
    Am J Public Health. 11/13′
    .
    “If they don’t have guns they use knives, screwdrivers and other tools.”
    A catchy phrase, but the evidence shows this isnt the case.
    countries with less guns have a lower homicide rate (although they have knives and screwdrivers. and besides, if r”l a person was going to be attacked do you prefer the attacker have a knife/screwdriver or a gun?

    “Guns don’t kill. It’s people behind the guns who kill. If they don’t have guns they use knives, screwdrivers ”

    everyone should have dynamite
    Since dynamite don’t kill, people kill

  4. Trump now says he’s against gun control but in his 2000 book, “The America We Deserve,”
    In the book, he staked out positions on gun control that clash with GOP orthodoxy. “The Republicans walk the NRA line and refuse even limited restrictions,” he wrote. “I generally oppose gun control, but I support the ban on assault weapons and I support a slightly longer waiting period to purchase a gun.”

    • Bla bla bla. NYC has the strictest gun control laws, yet a criminal will always find a way to get his weapons. Why can’t you liberal-fascists understand it. Unless you do, and your real objective is not safety, but government control of the simple serfs.

  5. I can understand what took place. When these arrogant bosses kept abusing their employees, eventually they are going to crack.

  6. Gun violence pales in comparison to drug overdoses!

    How many people in our community died of guns and how many drug overdoses have we had?

    • In a nutshell

      As bad as drugs can be,they only damaging their own.
      With them toting weapons in the ‘hood, your children and business employees are unsafe

  7. Despite CohenMBN’s liberal blabbering, NYC has the strictest gun control laws, yet criminals always find ways to get weapons. Why can’t the liberal-fascists understand it?! Unless they do, and their real objective is not our safety, but the fascist governmental control of us, the simple serfs. The real question is as follows: is our esteemed CohenMBN a fascist or a useful clueless-assistant to the big government fascists?

    • Kid yourself , Go on
      Piece of cake.
      Go Upstate or Pennsylvania ,buy a gun

      In Yemen , everyone has guns .And Yemen of course is the best country.

      If having all types of guns is a positive,
      Should everyone in Gaza
      be allowed also to have whatever they want?

      The difference?

      The Alte Yidden in Old Europe would have vomited over these attitudes

  8. Cohen NB launched a screed to bring up the phony solution of gun control which never works. Just take a look at the example of Chicago which is one of the most strongly gun controlled cities and has the highest gun murder rate because only the criminals have guns. Criminals will always have guns. The most dangerous place to be is a so called gun free zone.

    John Lott has proven that the only thing that helps against gun crime is other legal gun owners on the spot to stop the murderer.

    • Your dream has already been fulfilled in NYC. How did “banning” guns on paper, prevent this determined murderer from illegally obtaining a gun in real life?!

  9. Why is it that hospitals in NYC are not vigilant in screening all those those that enter their doors? My daughter has done medical rotations in several hospitals in the city. She has observed that security does not check ID’s on those people who enter wearing a white medical coat. She easily entered some hospitals without any questioning by security. Why is there no medical detector available to all visitors and employees? Courts have that.
    It’s time that we change the safety of the hospital system.

    • Because the Thought Police have completely taken over this Nation. Political correction at its worst. Big brother is very concerned about backlash. We must always bend over backwards, never ever to offend anyone that will feel offended. You understand?

  10. The objective of the gun control is not to create a gun-free society – but to shift the balance of power from the free and proud middle class to the criminals and the big government class.

      • Obviously the gun control laws affect the law abiding only. The criminal gangs don’t care to add another notch on the belt. Hence, if you are pro gun “control”, you really are for the gangs and the fascist government takeover.

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