Multiple people have been shot by a gunman wearing a doctor’s coat inside a New York City hospital, sources say, and police are responding to what’s being called an active shooter situation.
The gunman at Bronx Lebanon Hospital was dressed in a white doctor’s-type coat when he shot at least three people shortly before 3 p.m., sources tell News 4. He’s said to be carrying a rifle.
The shooter is not yet in custody. Members of the NYPD’s most-armed units are responding.
A staff member at the hospital tells News 4 it is under lockdown as police help bring people out floor by floor.
Chopper 4 over the scene shows a sea of NYPD vehicles gridlocking the streets around the hospital. Officers were seen walking on the roof, surveying it.
The FDNY, meanwhile, says they’ve gotten a report of a smoke condition on the 16th floor of the hospital. They are on standby and not inside the hospital yet. Chopper 4 shows firefighters gathered outside the hospital entrance.
This is a developing story. Check back for details.
Source: Rifle-Wielding Gunman in Doctor’s Coat Shoots at Least 3 in NYC Hospital: Sources | NBC New York http://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/local/Shooting-Bronx-Lebanon-Hospital-NYPD-431820163.html#ixzz4lW9VR6Lu
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