On Friday, an angry Nigerian medical doctor , Henry Bello, stormed into the Bronx Lebanon Hospital Centre , New York , United States with an armed rifle , gunning down one and injuring six others.
According to reports by the New York Police Department , Bello also shot himself and died in the process.
Bello, aged 45 , was found dead on the 17 th floor of the hospital, the city police reported to NBC News .
The gunfire was first reported at 3 pm on the eighth floor of the facility and it was instantly placed on lockdown as the police launched a floor -by – floor search for the armed intruder .
According to officials “ This would appear, preliminarily , to be a former employee dressed in a hospital jacket similar to what you would see a doctor wearing, who is familiar with the hospital , which makes the situation a lot more problematic , ” They also added that Bello had a rifle , possibly an AR- 15 type assault rifle , and he had previously worked at the hospital .
Just before 4 pm, Peter Donald, the Assistant Commissioner for Communication for the NYPD, announced that the search for the suspect had ended.
“One shooter is deceased at the hospital ,” Peter said .
Before taking his own life, Bello tried to start a fire on the 16th floor but it was doused by the hospital’s sprinkler system, according to a senior official with direct knowledge of the incident.
In a tweet, the Federal Bureau of Investigation later announced that the incident was not an act of terrorism.