NEW YORK — Multiple people were shot by a man wearing a white lab coat inside a New York City hospital, officials told WPIX.
Gunfire broke out at 2:50 p.m. ET inside the Bronx Lebanon Hospital, according to the NYPD. In a tweet, police told people to avoid the area around the hospital.
Multiple people were shot, though the extent of their injuries was not immediately known, according to police.
A police source told WPIX the shooter, who may be a doctor, had barricaded himself inside the facility.
According to NBC News, there are reports the shooter has been shot.
BREAKING: One shooter dead after incident at Bronx hospital, NYPD confirms.
— NBC News (@NBCNews) June 30, 2017
The shooter is believed to be a former hospital employee, local law enforcement officials told CNN.
Aerial footage of the scene showed the hospital surrounded by police cars and fire trucks.
— Mary Murphy (@MurphyPIX) June 30, 2017
Due to reports of a shooting incident at Bronx Lebanon Hospital, avoid the area of 1650 Grand Concourse. More information to follow.
— NYPD NEWS (@NYPDnews) June 30, 2017
— CNN (@CNN) June 30, 2017