Final Up to date Jun 30, 2017 6:33 PM EDT
NEW YORK — No less than one individual was killed and 6 others wounded after a gunman opened hearth inside the Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center on Friday afternoon, officers stated.
Officers stated the shooter was Dr. Henry Bello, a former worker at Bronx Lebanon Hospital. Bello was discovered lifeless on the scene.
As particulars emerged following the capturing hospital personnel and sufferers shared harrowing particulars of the capturing within the Bronx’s Mount Hope neighborhood.
Gonzalo Carazo, who works on the the hospital, told CBS New York he smelled smoke and was advised the hospital was on lockdown. He witnessed a physician with a gunshot wound to the hand. “I did not hear any gunshots, all I hear was the physician saying ‘Assist, assist,” he stated.
Carazo stated he barricaded himself in a room for 15 minutes earlier than police escorted him and others out of the constructing. “It was scorching, and I used to be nervous,” he stated. “I noticed blood on the steps.”
Phillip Zephamiah, who works in housekeeping on the hospital, stated he was inside an working room when emergency alarms went off. “Everyone have been operating right here and operating there for canopy, making an attempt to get within the room, lock themselves up,” he informed CBS New York.
A lady answering telephones contained in the hospital’s pediatric unit advised The New York Times she and others have been nonetheless unable to evacuate the hospital. “We’re simply holding protected. We’re OK,” she stated. “All of us should really feel tense due to the state of affairs.”
Robert Maldonado, an EMT, stated he was on the hospital to move a affected person when the capturing occurred. Maldonado informed CBS New York he witnessed a sufferer who suffered a gunshot wound on the ninth flooring of the constructing.
He and his associate utilized strain to the wound. As a result of the elevators weren’t working, they carried the sufferer down 9 flights of stairs to the trauma room on the primary flooring.
One of many hospital’s sufferers informed CBS New York that he was in his room when alarms went off all through the constructing. “I used to be in my room wanting on the TV and everyone stated, ‘Code pink, Shut your doorways. Do not come out your room.’ We did not know what was happening and we acquired scared.”
One other affected person, Felix Pun advised the New York Daily News he was in the midst of getting an X-ray when safety alerted him to the lively shooter state of affairs. “Police are right here doing a floor-by-floor sweep,” he stated.
One other man stated it was “scary seeing blood on the docs hand and I am simply glad I received out safely. I hope everybody else will get out safely too.”
Garry Trimble stated his fiancée, who works as a affected person aide, was nonetheless barricaded contained in the hospital. “She was nervous, and I ran out right here,” he informed CBS New York. “She’s nonetheless scared. She did not inform me nothing as a result of I informed her to get off the telephone as a result of I do not need her to speak an excessive amount of, as a result of they pay attention, and I do not need [the shooter] to interrupt within the door.”
“It is actually unhappy that we’ve got to undergo this all through our life, however we received to be robust. We received to maintain on going.”
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