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Doctor armed with assault rifle opens fire at his colleagues in New York hospital
In a shocking incident, a doctor armed with an assault rifle opened fire at his colleagues. The shooting has left 1 doctor dead with 5 others being critically injured.

The incident took place at the Bronx Lebanon Hospital in New York city. The doctor later shot himself dead before trying to set himself on fire.

The doctor has been identified as Henry Bello. Bello, who was in his mid-40's was working at the hospital.

As per a report in NYT, Bello had a troubled past. He had worked at the hospital for about six months and had to quit later after charges of sexual harassment were levelled against him. He was hired in August 2014 and worked at the hospital till February 2015.

Also, in 2004, he had also been arrested and charged with sexually abusing a 23-year-old woman. This was after he had assaulted another woman in Manhattan.

The victim of the shootings is yet to be identified but the police have confirmed that the victim was a female doctor working at the same hospital. She was shot in the chest.

Bello, armed with an AR-15 rifle stormed into the hospital and opened fire resulting in heavy damages. He had kept the rifle hidden under his lab-coat.

The attack took place on Friday around 3 pm on the 16th floor of the hospital. The incident has once again brought to light the misuse of 'lone-wolf' theory and has also cast doubts on the efficiency of the criminal records database of the country as the doctor, despite having charges of sexual harassment against him, did not have any such information on his record as he was not prosecuted for the same.

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