NYPD: 1 Killed, 6 Injured After Gunman Opens Fire at Bronx-Lebanon Hospital

The police escorted people across the street outside the Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center on Friday. Credit Mary Altaffer/Associated Press

Officials say one doctor is dead and several other doctors are injured after a shooting at Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Friday afternoon. NY1’s Angi Gonzalez filed the following report.

It was just before 3 p.m. Friday when police learned a man armed with an assault rifle was shooting inside Bronx-Lebanon Hospital.

The gunman wounded six people on the 16th floor, some of them doctors.

“I saw one of the doctors got shot,” said one witness. “They had to take him down the steps. The elevator was shut down.”

The gunman also killed a female physician on the 17th floor before turning the gun on himself.

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Source: NY1.com

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