Gunman dead after opening fire in New York hospital

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Washington: A gunman who opened fire inside a hospital in the Bronx borough of New York on Friday, killing one person and injuring five people people seriously, is dead, a police spokesman told AFP.

“The shooter is deceased,” the spokesman said, adding that he died at the scene of the incident, at the Bronx-Lebanon Hospital north of Manhattan.

Mayor Bill de Blasio said several doctors were “fighting for their lives” following the incident in the Bronx borough north of Manhattan. He said the gunman, also a doctor, killed himself but gave no indication of his motive.

Police earlier said that “multiple people were shot” in the incident, which broke out at around 3 pm (1900 GMT).

Several New York media outlets reported that at least two people were injured, while the New York Times said three doctors were hurt.

The hospital, a 1,000-bed facility in a busy sector of the city’s north, was encircled by police following the incident.

Fox News reported that the gunman was a former hospital employee.  AFP Samaa
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Story first published: 1st July 2017

Originally Posted on SamaaNews

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