Dr Henry Michael Bello: Gunman Who Shot And Killed A Woman While Injuring Six Others At The Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Centre In New York Has Been Identified As A Nigerian

Dr Henry Michael Bello

Dr Henry Michael Bello: Doctor Opens Fire At Bronx Hospital, Killing Woman And Wounding 6 Others

You already know about the gunman who shot and killed a woman while injuring six others at the Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Centre in New York on Friday. Well, its turned out he is a Nigerian, Dr Henry Michael Bello. It’s understood some Nigerians in New York, who knew Bello, confirmed to a correspondent of the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Friday.

The 45-year-old suspect shot dead a woman on the 17th floor and injured at least six others on the 16th floor. Bello then killed himself, according to the New York Police Department (NYPD) Commissioner James O’Neil. Five of the victims are reported to be seriously injured and “fighting for their lives”.

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Dr Henry Michael Bello (1)

Bello is reported to have gone to his former workplace wearing a white lab coat with an AR-15 machine gun hidden underneath with the intention of targeting the same individual. The NYPD disclosed that Bello had asked for a specific doctor on the 16th floor but when he was told the doctor was not there, he became angry and started shooting at everyone. He then tried to set himself on fire before committing suicide. Reports said Bello, who was hired at the hospital in August 2014 as a house physician, had past arrests for sex abuse, turnstile jumping, burglary and public urination.

He was arrested and charged with sex abuse and unlawful imprisonment after a 23-year-old woman told officers he had grabbed her crotch area outside a building on Bleecker Street in Manhattan and tried to penetrate her through her underwear. This incident happened in September 2004.

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According to court records, in September 2004, Bello pleaded guilty to unlawful imprisonment in the second degree, a misdemeanour, and was sentenced to community service, while the felony sexual abuse charge was dismissed. It’s gathered that Dr Henry Michael Bello was going to be fired by the hospital after reports of sexual harassments but chose to resign in February 2015 in lieu of termination.

The New York State Education Department reports Bello had received a limited permit to practice as an international medical graduate in order to gain experience so he could be licensed. The permit was issued on July 1, 2014, and expired on July 1, 2016, while he also had a pharmacy technician license that had been issued in California in 2006. He went to medical school on the island of Dominica in the Caribbean.

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The authorities have provided a photo of Dr Henry Michael Bello showing him dead on the floor of the hospital, wearing a bloodied doctor’s coat.

Dr Henry Michael Bello Dead Body

Meanwhile, law enforcement officials described Bello as transient recently with at least five different addresses since he left the hospital.

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Dr Henry Michael Bello: Gunman Dead After Opening Fire Inside Bronx Hospital

Chike Ezegbu7144 Posts

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