At least one of the doctors was being treated by people inside the hospital, who had used a fire hose as a tourniquet, the official said. NYPD spokesman J. Peter Donald said in tweet around 4 p.m. that the suspect was dead. Police have identified the shooter as 45-year-old Henry Bello, a former employee at the hospital. PHOTOS: Images from the scene There were at least three people shot and a total of five people injured in the shooting.
The shooter is now dead, according to NY police. We'll move quickly to correct the record and we'll only point to the best information we have at the time.
NBC New York is reporting that the suspect was dressed a doctor's coat upon entering the hospital.
The NYPD says the gunman at a New York City hospital is dead.
The incident occurred at Bronx-Lebanon Hospital on Friday afternoon.
UPDATE: The shooter is deceased.
Police had earlier asked city residents to avoid the area surrounding the hospital out of concern for public safety.
Eye-witnesses said police are now searching the hospital floor by floor as they hunt the active gunman.