Gunman was doctor who used to work at hospital

Gunman was doctor who used to work at hospital

Gunman was doctor who used to work at hospital

Police said multiple people were shot, though the extent of their injuries was not immediately known.

Reports indicate that there has been a shooting at a New York City-area hospital.

A law enforcement official says the gunman who opened fire at a New York City hospital was a doctor who formerly worked there.

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Unconfirmed reports suggested the gunman was walking around in a white lab coat brandishing a M16 rifle.

Police were still trying to identify how many people had been shot. Several others are injured regarding the shooting at Bronx Lebanon Hospital.

"It looks like [the shooter is] an employee of the hospital, that's what we're hearing, unconfirmed, right now", the FDNY official told the Times.

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A scene taken from the chopped shows a number of NYPD vehicles gridlock the streets around the hospital.

The shooting appeared to be a possible case of workplace violence, William J. Bratton, the former NY police commissioner, said in an interview on MSNBC Friday afternoon.

At one stage, officers could be seen on the roof of the building, guns drawn. The hospital is around 120-year-old and claims that there are almost 1,000 beds spread across multiple units.

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The incident began at around 3 p.m. ET on Friday when police were called to reports of multiple shots being fired on the 16th floor of the hospital, which is located in the Bronx.

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