A gunman dressed in black opened fire and shot several people in a Bronx hospital Friday afternoon, police said.
Shots rang out on the 16th floor of Bronx Lebanon Hospital in Morris Heights about 2:45 p.m.
Police received multiple 911 calls about someone shot. Police sources said the shooter is a 35-year-old ex-employee (Editor note: authorities are now saying he was a disgruntled former employee) using an M-16 type rifle. NBC reported that he was wearing a white lab coat.
Police received multiple 911 calls about someone shot. Police sources said the shooter is a 35-year-old ex-employee using an M-16 type rifle. NBC reported that he was wearing a white lab coat.
“Active shooting in Bronx Leb. Two confirmed shot. Man dressed all in black. Smoke from the 16th floor,” the NYPD Special Operations Division posted to Twitter. “Blood trail leading from second to eighth floor.”
Police swept the hospital searching for the shooter and found a trail of blood leading from the second to the eighth floor. The gunman is believed to be possibly barricaded on the 16th floor.
ABC7 reported that two of the victims were women and one was dead.
This is a developing story and will be updated.
UPDATE- 3:22 P.M. Suspect is believed to be dead. It’s being reported that he was shot by law enforcement.
Additionally, at this time, no deaths have officially been confirmed.