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06-30-2017, 02:02 PM

Gunman Dead After Killing At Least 1 In Shooting At Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center; Up To 6 Shot
June 30, 2017 4:48 PM

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – A gunman who opened fire at Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center is dead, police said.

A law enforcement official told the Associated Press that the gunman killed at least one person before killing himself.

Four to six people were shot, and other people suffered minor injuries while attempting to get away.

The extent of the injuries of the other shooting victims wasn’t immediately clear. A witness told CBS2’s Valerie Castro one of the victims was a doctor who had been shot in the hand.

The gunman has been identified as Dr. Henry Bello, a family medicine physician and former employee. He allegedly brought a rifle into the hospital underneath a white lab coat.

The incident began at 2:50 p.m. at 173rd Street and Grand Concourse in the Mt. Eden section.

Responding officers went floor by floor searching for Bello.

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

A “red alert” went off within the hospital, which was placed on lockdown. Doctors and nurses barricaded themselves within.

“Everybody said ‘Code red, shut your doors.’ We didn’t know what was going on, we were scared. I heard people screaming. … I pushed the chair to the door so nobody could come in,” a hospital patient named Toby told CBS2’s Valerie Castro. “I got scared. I started crying, I didn’t know what to do.”


Henry Bello: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know



4. Bello Was Arrested for Sexual Abuse & Police Followed a Trail of Blood

According to Pix11, Dr. Bello had three prior arrests, including one for sexual abuse.


Bello left the hospital two years ago "under a cloud," police sources told ABC News. The precise problem was not immediately clear.

The Bobster
06-30-2017, 03:56 PM

Bronx hospital gunman was a former doctor once busted for sex abuse
By Shawn Cohen, Larry Celona and Bruce Golding
June 30, 2017 | 5:40pm | Updated

Henry Bello

The gunman who went on a deadly rampage inside a Bronx hospital Friday is a former doctor there who has a criminal past that includes getting busted for a frightening sex attack on a stranger, The Post has learned.

Henry Bello, 45, was arrested Aug. 28, 2004, in Manhattan following an incident in which a 23-year-old woman said an assailant grabbed her crotch, held her arms, lifted her up and carried her off, saying, “You’re coming with me,” law-enforcement sources said.

Bello was charged with sex abuse and unlawful imprisonment, sources said. The disposition of the case was unclear.

Bello was also busted in Manhattan on Oct. 9, 2009, but all records in that case are sealed, sources said.

On Friday, Bello wore a white medical coat while using a semiautomatic rifle to kill at least one person and wound several others inside Bronx-Lebanon Hospital, where he formerly worked, sources said.

The bloodbath took place over five floors of the medical center, and there was an explosion on another floor, sources said.

Bello used the rifle to kill himself after cops converged on the hospital, sources said.

A grisly photo posted on Twitter shows Bello lying face up on a blood-stained floor as an armed man stands over him.

The Bronx-Lebanon Web site lists Bello as a medical doctor there, and federal Health and Human Services Web site says he was entered into the National Provider Identifer database in 2014 as a “Student in an Organized Health Care Education/Training Program.”

But he wasn’t licensed to practice medicine in New York, according to databases maintained by the state Health and Education Departments.

06-30-2017, 04:09 PM
https://twitter.com/search?q=Dr.+Henry+Bello&ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Ese arch

His corpse

The Bobster
07-01-2017, 08:33 AM

Bronx Hospital Shooter Bello WAS AN IMMIGRANT, Claimed Racism After Sexual Harassment Firing
James Fulford
June 30, 2017, 10:19 pm


Questions answered about Bronx Hospital shooter Henry Bello (deceased, above): yes, he was an immigrant, that’s what the highlighted part below about him being an “international medical graduate student” means.

His shooting up an American hospital qualifies him for our “immigrant mass murder” category. You are not going to read that he was an immigrant in the headline of any MSM source.

However, we’ve also been told that he was working as a “pharmacy technician”. Does that mean that the Bronx Hospital was using him as cheap labor?

After he was fired for sexual harassment, Bello claimed “racism and discrimination.” As I’ve documented, there are many cases of “disgruntled” blacks making this claim, and following it up with lethal violence.

Finally, he was allegedly seeking one particular victim, and the only one actually killed was a female doctor. So two unanswered questions:

•Was this the woman he sexually harassed?

•Was she a white woman?

Emphasis added below:

Who Is Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Gunman Dr. Henry Bello?
CBS New York, June 30, 2017

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — The gunman who opened fire inside Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center, killing a female doctor and wounding six other victims before turning the gun on himself has been identified as Dr. Henry Bello, a former hospital employee.

Sources tell CBS2 he resigned in 2015 amid allegations of sexual harassment. He previously worked in family medicine.

Sources say the 45-year-old was searching for one employee before opening fire.

Witness Dione Morales, who said she has been coming to the hospital for 17 years, told CBS2’s Valerie Castro that Bello was let go “because I guess they figured he was unstable.”

“He said he was going to do this,” she said. “It was said that he said he was going to kill people two years ago when he was let go – two years.”

“Now look what happened,” she added.

…Sources Bello had a limited permit to practice as an international medical graduate student and was working in family practice – in effect from 2014 to 2016….

Sources say Bello was upset after leaving the hospital, alleging racism and discrimination.

The Bobster
07-01-2017, 08:37 AM

Immigrant Mass Murder Query: Was Henry Bello, The Black Doctor Who Shot Up Bronx Hospital A Nigerian?
James Fulford
June 30, 2017, 6:25 pm

Someone on Twitter posted this screenshot of the late :D Dr. Henry Bello’s NY State Medical Permit, issued just under two years ago, and expired:


In the meantime, my earlier question is about whether he was an immigrant hasn’t really been answered, but I discovered that Henry Bello is a Nigerian name (it could also be an Italian name, of course, but he doesn’t look Italian) and a Nigerian news source thinks he was:

BREAKING!!! Nigerian doctor opens fire, Multiple people shot at Bronx Lebanon hospital, New York City Najalog, June 30, 2017.

In the meantime, expect a lot of news about gun laws (Dr. Bello allegedly used a gun that looked like an M16–illegal for New Yorkers to possess) and nothing about immigrants: see After The Successful Colorado Recall We Ask “Why Can Gun Grabbers Have A “Moral Panic” After An Immigrant Mass Murder, But Immigration Patriots Can’t?” as well as “What Is Immigrant Mass Murder Syndrome?”

The Bobster
07-01-2017, 09:32 AM

Doctor slain in hospital shooting was covering coworker’s shift
By Kevin Fasick and Georgett Roberts
July 1, 2017 | 10:23am | Updated

The doctor shot dead by a deranged former Bronx-Lebanon Hospital worker was covering someone else’s shift.

Dr Tracy Tam

Dr. Tracy Tam, of Queens, died in a reign of terror unleashed Friday by Henry Bello, who stormed onto the building’s 16th floor in a white lab coat, carrying an AM-15 rifle and jars of gasoline.

Bello resigned in 2015 amid a "muh diking" scandal, but vowed to return and kill a coworker.

Tam was not Bello’s intended target, and Friday was supposed to be her day off. She took the shift to cover for a coworker, according to a hospital source.

“She didn’t have to be there. She doesn’t work in the hospital she works in the clinic,” neighbor Mahmudur Rahman, 58, told The Post.

Bello’s target, a hospital resident, was off duty and away from the hospital on Friday.

The Bobster
07-01-2017, 09:35 AM

Hospital gunman ‘promised to come back’ and shoot former coworker
By Larry Celona, Shawn Cohen and Joe Tacopino
July 1, 2017 | 12:27am | Updated

The doctor who opened fire at Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Friday was searching for a former co-worker who he had promised to return and kill when he resigned in 2015 — but the employee had the day off.

Henry Bello, 45 — who resigned amid a sexual-harassment scandal — fatally shot a physician and wounded six other people with an assault rifle before killing himself, officials said.

“When he left he promised to come back and shoot one of the residents,” Dr. Maureen Kwankam told The Post about Bello.

“He said the resident will never graduate and become a doctor because he will kill him before he has the opportunity.”

Before he was canned, the deranged doc had threatened to harm at least four other people working at the hospital, Kwankam said.

He also called the resident once on the phone saying, “I’m gonna kill you,” sources said.

The resident, his intended target, was not working Friday.

Bello entered the hospital’s 16th floor looking for the resident when one physician noticed the AR-15 sticking out of his lab coat.

The doctor immediately started to run while screaming “Gun!” according to law-enforcement sources.

The gunman proceeded to shoot six people — three doctors, two med students and one patient — on the 16th floor. He then headed up one flight, where he fatally shot a 33-year-old doctor, the sources said.

When he was done shooting, Bello — who was carrying multiple jars of gasoline — set the 17th-floor nurse’s station on fire. The automatic sprinklers put the flames out.

Bello then barricaded himself in a room where he used the AM-15 rifle to shoot himself. He then crawled out to a hallway before dying where police also found the victim’s body nearby.

“There are several doctors who are fighting for their lives right now,” Mayor de Blasio said of the wounded victims. “Our hearts go out to the family of the doctor who passed away . . . This was a horrific situation unfolding in the middle of a place that people associate with care and comfort.”

07-01-2017, 01:18 PM

Police identify doctor slain in hospital rampage (by black African migrant murderer) (https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/the-latest-paper-doctor-sent-email-2-hours-before-shooting/2017/07/01/ce7a9f24-5e5b-11e7-aa69-3964a7d55207_story.html?utm_term=.6fd2b56342a2)
Police say the doctor killed in a shooting rampage at a Bronx hospital has been identified as 32-year-old Tracy Sin-Yee Tam.
2 victims remain in critical condition after deadly Bronx hospital shooting by foreign? black 'doctor' (http://abcnews.go.com/US/victims-remain-critical-condition-deadly-bronx-hospital-shooting/story?id=48391876)
Immigrant Mass Murder Query: Was Henry Bello, The Black Doctor Who Shot Up Bronx Hospital A Nigerian? (http://www.vdare.com/posts/immigrant-mass-murder-query-was-henry-bello-the-black-doctor-who-shot-up-bronx-hospital-a-nigerian)
Who is Dr. Henry Bello? (http://pix11.com/2017/06/30/who-is-dr-henry-bello/)
Henry Bello: 5 Fast Facts (http://heavy.com/news/2017/06/henry-bello-doctor-lebanon-hospital-bronx-gunman-shooter-suspect-dr-photos/)
The New York Times reported that Bello had “received a limited permit to practice as an international medical graduate”
Bello Surname Distribution (http://forebears.io/surnames/Bello) - A DAMNED NIGERIAN - SEND THEM ALL BACK

The Bobster
07-01-2017, 03:34 PM

Hospital killer’s shelter pals not surprised by rampage
By Stephanie Pagones and Melkorka Licea
July 1, 2017 | 12:18pm

Residents who lived in a homeless shelter with rampaging ex-Bronx Lebanon Hospital doctor Henry Bello said Saturday it was only a matter of time before he snapped.

“He was a mental health occupant, so I mean, it’s not surprising,” said a 31-year-old resident at the 30th Street Men’s Shelter who asked to remain anonymous.

“You’re going through things. You have mental health issues and then people…antagonize you and you lose your job.”

The resident had a recent conversation with gunman Bello, 45, where he talked about his resignation from the hospital in 2015 amid a sexual-harassment scandal.

Bello returned to the hospital Friday and opened fire – fatally shooting a physician and wounding six others.

Bello told him, “It felt like he was being picked on by his co-workers and stuff like that. People was being manipulative to him.”

After going on the blood-soaked rampage, Bello fatally shot himself with a rifle.

The Bobster
07-02-2017, 06:38 AM

Doctor targeted in Bronx hospital shooting doesn’t know why gunman wanted him dead
By Khristina Narizhnaya
July 1, 2017 | 10:24pm

Kamran Ahmed
Paul Martinka

The doctor who dodged death at Bronx-Lebanon Hospital in the Bronx — at the hands of an assault weapon-toting, crazed former colleague — was shocked to be singled out by the killer.

“I was surprised,” Kamran Ahmed told The Post. “Why me?”

Ahmed, 48, said he had worked with shooter Henry Bello, 45, but that he wasn’t the only one Bello had a problem with.

“He started working there a couple of months after I was hired,” Ahmed said at his Bath Beach apartment Saturday night.

“He is not only after me, he is after a lot of people. He had a problem with almost everybody, so I’m not the only one. That’s why they fired him, because so many people complained.

“The strange thing was that he was nice with me,” added Ahmed, who specializes in the early detection and treatment of dementia.

“He never argued with me. I don’t know why he put my name.”

Bello was forced to resign from Bronx-Lebanon Hospital in 2015 amid a sexual harassment scandal.

He had vowed to return to the facility to kill Ahmed — even leaving a series of email, text and phone threats — and tried to make good Friday on his chilling pledge.

By luck, Ahmed was not working Friday.

Instead, Bello, dressed in a white medical coat to conceal an AM-15 rifle, spotted Dr. Roger Green on the 16th floor.

“Why didn’t you help me out when I was in trouble?” Bello demanded of Green as he pulled his AM-15 assault rifle from its hiding spot and took aim.

“Gun! Gun! Gun!” Green yelled as he fled, raising the first warnings of an active shooter inside the hospital.

Bello then made his way to the 17th floor, where he randomly killed Dr. Tracy Tam, 32, briefly set fire to the nurse’s station and eventually committed suicide. Along the way, he murdered Tam and shot six others.

Ahmed, a resident in family medicine and a father of three, claimed he only talked professionally with Bello while the two worked together.

“I didn’t see him since he got fired. He was fine with me, but he had many arguments,” he said.

He praised Tam as “excellent. Everybody loved her. She loved to teach us. I feel so sorry about her. She was there to cover one of the attending. She was in outpatient usually. Unfortunately she was the victim.”

A day after the rampage, Ahmed went to a staff meeting with a hospital official, he said.

“Everybody was there and we prayed [and] hugged each other to support each other.”

He plans to see Bello’s other victims tomorrow.

“I heard they are getting better. But one is still critically ill,” Ahmed noted.

The Bobster
07-02-2017, 07:21 AM

Corruption ran rampant at Bronx hospital before shooting
By Melissa Klein
July 1, 2017 | 7:48pm

It’s New York’s sickest hospital.

Long before a deranged doctor opened fire inside Bronx-Lebanon Hospital, the place was under an ongoing federal corruption probe, mobsters controlled the construction of its new outpatient center, executives were enjoying million-dollar pay packages and fat bonuses, doctors were allegedly offered per-patient bounties to drum up clinic business, and whistleblowing staffers sounded the alarm about poor patient care but were ignored.

Friday’s bloodbath was the latest black mark on a sprawling medical center that mainly cares for the poor and receives most of its funding from taxpayers in the form of state Medicaid.

Even its hiring of Dr. Henry Bello, the former resident who returned to Bronx-Lebanon on Friday to gun down the people who had once been his colleagues, is being held up at the latest — and most tragic — example of questionable recruitment. Bello, 45, had a criminal conviction for a 2004 sex attack on a 23-year-old.

Bronx-Lebanon has been headed for decades by Miguel Fuentes, who some describe as an imperious CEO who rarely leaves his office at the hospital’s Fulton Avenue campus to visit the main hospital facility on the Grand Concourse. When he does travel, he has a hospital-funded car and driver.

“This isn’t the Mayo Clinic,” one hospital observer bitterly noted.

Fuentes, 67, raised eyebrows with oversize incentive and retirement payouts which he was able to collect while still working. He took home $4.8 million in 2008, including $2.7 million in “other compensation.”

Bronx-Lebanon Hospital CEO Miguel Fuentes
Getty Images

In 2015, his total compensation came to $1.7 million, according to the hospital’s latest tax filings.

Fuentes has homes on the Upper East Side and in Southampton. He had a $20,000 shower installed in his office bathroom and later removed it because of the optics of such a perk, a source told The Post. The hospital said he has a modest shower.

Federal investigators have been eyeing the hospital’s leadership in connection with a mob kickback scheme, sources have told The Post.

The probe concerns the construction of Bronx-Lebanon’s new nine-story outpatient treatment center which houses the hospital’s clinics.

Work on the $42 million annex began in 2009 and was mostly financed through the sale of taxpayer-backed state Dormitory Authority bonds. The hospital is paying back the authority over 25 years.

The project was supposed to be finished in 19 months, but it wasn’t completed until 2014.

Construction costs were padded, with cash allegedly ending up in the pockets of the Lucchese crime family and hospital executives, sources told The Post.

A major mob takedown against Lucchese crime family members in May included charges of wire and mail fraud against underboss Steven “Wonder Boy” Crea Sr. and associate Joseph Venice. The charges were linked to a project at “a major New York City hospital,” according to a federal indictment.

The indictment did not name the hospital, but sources have identified it as Bronx-Lebanon. The hospital has disavowed any knowledge of the allegations.

A source told The Post that Sparrow Construction, the general contractor, billed Bronx-Lebanon $26 million for only $21 million worth of work in a scheme carried out through falsified invoices and change orders.

The hospital did not question those change orders, the source said.

Bronx-Lebanon, which got its start in the 1800s, was in such bad financial shape in the 1970s that it nearly declared bankruptcy but was saved by a state bailout.

The Bronx-Lebanon health system now includes a 642-bed hospital, two nursing homes and a mental health facility.

It likes to tout that it has more than 1 million clinic visits a year, but how it attained that number was questionable to at least one former high-ranking staffer.

Dr. John Cosgrove, the former chief of surgery, told The Post that the hospital offered bonus payments to doctors of up to $60 for every patient treated in the clinics.

He said the incentives came from Medicaid payments and were made at a time when Fuentes was pushing to reach, and trumpet, 1 million visits.

Cosgrove said the system was distasteful and open to abuse from doctors who might schedule unnecessary visits in order to get more money.

The doctor also questioned the hospital’s vetting of key employees.

Cosgrove objected to a decision by Fuentes to hire Dr. Ira Kirschenbaum in 2008 as head of orthopedic surgery without consulting him first.

“I told Fuentes I could not sign off on a surgeon I didn’t even meet and had no idea how safe he was,” Cosgrove said.

He said Fuentes responded by unilaterally telling the head of the medical staff to change the bylaws and to make orthopedics its own department.
“Just like that,” Cosgrove said.

Kirschenbaum raised alarms among staffers when four patients died in a short period after he arrived.

Sources said complaints were made to both hospital leadership and the state Office of Professional Medical Conduct. The state did not take any disciplinary action against the doctor.

Bronx-Lebanon also took no action against the surgeon. “There was no reason to do any such thing,” said Fred Miller, the hospital’s lawyer.

Kirschenbaum maintained that the patients were all sick before surgery.

Kirschenbaum was brought in to do hip and knee replacements, which are money-making operations. He said he had done 3,000 at the hospital. He received a $314,210 bonus in 2014 and a $180,940 bonus in 2015, according to Bronx-Lebanon’s tax filings. The extra pay came on top of his $851,000 salary.

The Post received a copy of an anonymous letter that seven hospital employees, who said they were doctors, nurses and technicians, sent to the state with more recent allegations against Kirschenbaum. The letter discusses patients injured under his care, including one who lost a leg.

Kirschenbaum denied that to The Post and said he wasn’t aware of any recent state investigation of him.

A source told The Post that Kirschenbaum was responsible for hiring Dr. Peter Lesniewski, an orthopedist who was later convicted as being a top “lynchpin” in the $1 billion Long Island Rail Road disability-fraud scheme.

Lesniewski had been a consultant who between 1999 and 2008 “provided fraudulent medical narratives in support of the disability applications of at least 230 LIRR employees,” according to the US Attorney’s office. He was convicted in 2013 of mail fraud, wire fraud and health-care fraud.

He was sentenced in 2014 to eight years in federal prison. He declined, through a prison official, to speak to The Post about his time at Bronx-Lebanon.

The Bobster
07-02-2017, 06:02 PM

Doctor shot in wrist at Bronx hospital can ‘move his fingers’
By Tina Moore, Kevin Sheehan and Gina Daidone
July 2, 2017 | 6:28pm

A sandnigger doctor shot by Bronx hospital madman Henry Bello took a bullet to his wrist — and at one point, it was feared that he might not be able to continue practicing medicine, a friend told The Post on Sunday.

But victim Dr. Hassan Tariq, 32, an attending physician at Bronx-Lebanon Medical Center, had surgery and “can move his fingers — and that’s the most important thing,’’ said the dune coon co-worker pal, Dr. Rafeeq Ahmed.

“The orthopedic surgeon has not given her final diagnosis, but it does not look like this will prevent him from being a doctor,” Ahmed said.

Ahmed said he doesn’t believe that Tariq was being targeted specifically.

“[Tariq] does not know the man who shot him. I do not know him, either,” Ahmed said.

Several other victims of Bello’s bloodbath also were identified by law-enforcement and hospital sources.

They include: a stand-out former Canadian college student, Dr. Justin Timperio, 29, who was shot in the chest; Dr. James Matthew, who was shot in the knee but may have hurt his head when he fell and is currently in the neurological surgery unit at Mt. Sinai, and bluegum Dr. Oluwafunmike Ojewoye, who is from Baltimore and specializes in health-care disparities involving minorities. :mad: :mad: :mad:

Timperio is also an accomplished photographer who posted candid street shots, architectural photos, and portraits to his Flickr account.

At Bronx Lebanon on Sunday, Ojewoye’s relatives said she is resting comfortably and still shocked about the shooting.

Dr. Tracy Sin-Yee Tam, 32, was shot dead, and a sixth victim was a patient who has not been identified.

Colleagues left flowers outside the Tam’s family’s Queens home Sunday, and her father was seen embracing a neighbor before returning to his own home.

Tam was “well-loved, well-respected” and “always covering others shifts, always helping out someone whenever she could,” said Shailee Udani :confused:, 42, who attended Touro College with Tam and was a resident at Palisades Medical Center alongside the woman three years ago.

A GoFundMe for Tam has raised more than $13,000.