New York Physician sent email before hospital rampage to Newspaper

NEW YORK: A doctor who murdered another physician at a New York City medical center and injured six other people before taking his own life had sent an email into some newspaper blaming hospital officers for wrecking his livelihood, the New York Daily News reported on Saturday.

The paper posted a copy of the email that seemed to have been shipped from Dr Henry Bello hours at Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center prior to the deadly shooting on Friday afternoon.

The gunman, wearing a white laboratory coat, stalked two floors of this hospital, opening fire on sufferers before introducing himself to death and trying to set himself on fire, Police Commissioner James O’Neill said on Friday. When police found him he was dead.

From the mail, Bello stated for a permit to practice medicine in New York 22, his path was blocked by the hospital.

“First, I was told it was because I constantly kept to myself. Subsequently it was because of an altercation with a nurse,” Bello stated in the email.

He explained he was accused of threatening a colleague, one in a string of what he called “bogus complaints.”

The email did not seem to threaten violence.

A New York police spokesman said he could not confirm if an email was sent by the shooter into this Daily News.

However, New York officials have verified the shooter was a former worker at the hospital. Police are continuing to investigate.

Several individuals were wounded including those that was shot in the leg and one female physician was shot to death, O’Neill said on Friday.

A representative for Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center, in which the victims were being treated, could not be contacted for comment on Saturday.

The New York Daily News and the New York Times reported citing unnamed sources, that Bello had resigned over accusations of sexual harassment in the hospital rather than face termination.

Bello got a medical degree a lawyer who represented Bello in an unemployment insurance claim, David Wims, told Reuters on Friday.

Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center, located about one mile (1.6 km) north of Yankee Stadium, is among New York town’s most important suppliers of inpatient services.

(Reporting from Frank McGurty at New York and Alex Dobuzinskis at Los Angeles; Testing by Matthew Lewis)


Before taking his own life, A doctor who murdered another physician at a New York City center and injured six people had sent a email to some newspaper for wrecking his career blaming hospital officers, the New York Daily News reported on Saturday.

NYPD officers work out Bronx-Lebanon Hospital, following an episode in which a gunman fired shots inside the clinic, in Nyc, U.S. June 30, 2017. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid