Breaking News! A former employee: a doctor shot 3 doctors at a Bronx Lebanon Hospital in NYC.
NYPD reported 3 doctors shot at a Bronx Lebanon Hospital in NYC.
The shooter was a former employee of the Bronx Lebanon hospital. Dr. Henry Bello was let go by the hospital a short time ago. This was an extremely frightening situation for employees and patients. People were screaming, some were crying while the shooting was taking place on the 2nd, 16th and 17th floors at the hospital. Of course, this is a terrible situation for those who were shot and their families affected by this terrible tragedy just before a July 4th holiday. Apparently, no one could have prevented this.
It’s not known how the gunman walked in with a M16 rifle under his white overcoat. It does appear this shooting was premeditated after Dr. Henry Bello was fired by the hospital.
This is a wake up call for hospitals to put in place security checks and better monitoring for those entering hospitals to prevent future shootings or a terrorist attack.
Dr. Manny Alvarez said, “The NYC hospital shooting is a wake-up call. Hospitals are not safe. Hospitals are very disorganized. Are we doing a good job in monitoring the prevention of crime in hospitals? Mental health care professionals are going through a severe mental health crises. Hospitals is such an open space, patients, families, you name it. Can you imagine a terrorist attack? They just have to get a white coat, a fake ID and walk right in. We have to look at the safety of our hospitals because things like this will happen.”
NYPD entered the hospital very quickly with efficiency and ascertained the situation and was probably able to prevent further shootings and deaths.
Our prayers go out to those who were shot and their families affected by this horrible tragedy.