Police responded to reports of multiple doctors shot by an active shooter with a rifle at Lebanon Hospital in the Bronx.
The details were still unfolding in the June 30 shooting. The shooting unfolded at about 3 p.m. on the east coast at 173rd Street and Grand Concourse in the Mt. Eden section of the Bronx hospital.
The shooter was 35-years-old and “was known” to the hospital, The New York Post reported.
Here’s what you need to know:
1. As Many as Three Doctors Were Shot by a Gunman in a Long Coat
News reporters tweeted that police said at the scene that numerous people had been shot. The New York Post reported that those shot were doctors and that as many as three people were shot.
Patch also confirmed that multiple people were shot, although no one had a specific number as the incident was still unfolding.
2. The NYPD Urged People to Avoid the Area & the Shooter Allegedly Targeted Multiple Floors
The New York Police Department confirmed there was an incident at the hospital in a tweet. According to The New York Post, the shooting spanned multiple floors.
“Due to reports of a shooting incident at Bronx Lebanon Hospital, avoid the area of 1650 Grand Concourse,” NYPD tweeted.
3. Doctors and Nurses Were Barricaded Inside the Hospital
According to CBS, there were reports that doctors and nurses had barricaded themselves inside the hospital as the gunfire broke out.
4. The Suspect Was on the Loose
According to Patch, the suspect was on the loose.
5. The Scene Remained ‘Very Active’
Details were still coming out because, according to Patch, the scene was still “very active.”