Fatal shooting inside New York hospital

A doctor has opened fire inside a New York City hospital, killing one of his colleagues and injuring others.

Dr Henry Bello reportedly walked into the facility in the Bronx with a rifle hidden under his white lab coat, around 2.50pm Friday (local time).

He began firing shots, killing one person and wounding six others before turning the gun on himself.


Police and fire crews rushed to the scene at the Bronx Lebanon Hospital as people inside were told to hide.

Officers went floor by floor looking for the gunman and reported just before 4pm that the shooter was dead inside the building.

There are mixed reports as to whether Dr Bello was still employed by the hospital.

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