A police official said he had a long gun, New York TImes reported.
A staff member quoted by News 4 said that the hospital is under lockdown as police are evacuating the people present inside floor by floor.
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A gunman who opened fire inside a hospital in the Bronx borough of NY today, injuring several people, is dead, a police spokesman told AFP. AP is the largest and most trusted source of independent news and information.
The gunman, who police identified as 45-year-old Dr. Henry Bello, was a former employee of the hospital.
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Associated Press news agency quoted one law enforcement official as saying one person had been killed by the gunman and six injured but this has not been officially confirmed.
CNN reports that the hospital is "among the largest providers of outpatient services in NY". The police discovered a trail of blood leading from the second floor of the hospital up to the 16th floor, where the shooter is believed to be barricaded.
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New York Mayor Bill de Blasio was briefed on the unfolding situation, according to a tweet from the mayor's office.