Monday , February 19 2024

Bad Image! The Man who Shot Seven People in a US Hospital is a Nigerian-born Doctor

Dr Henry Michael Bello, who went on a gun rampage and shot six people at his former work place Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Centre in New York on Friday, has been identified as a Nigerian. (pix credit: pmnewsng)

One of the most trending stories across the world today is the senseless shooting of seven persons in a hospital in the US a few days ago by a former staff of the hospital. The shooter has been identified by the NYPD as Dr. Henry Michael Bello. He shot a woman dead and injured six others before killing himself.

News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reported on Friday that some Nigerians in New York, who knew Bello, confirmed to the Correspondent of the.

Bello, 45, shot dead a woman, on the 17th floor and injured at least six others on the 16th floor, before killing himself the New York Police Department (NYPD) Commissioner James O’Neil, said.

Five of his victims were seriously injured and “fighting for their lives”.

Bello went into his former workplace wearing a white lab coat with an AR-15 machine gun hidden underneath with the intention of targeting the same individual.

NYPD officials said Bello 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.

Officials said Bello 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.

In February of 2015, Bello resigned in lieu of being dismissed for sending threatening emails to a fellow physician at Bronx Lebanon Hospital.

He reportedly departed threatening to return and exact bloody revenge.

A background check would have shown that he had a criminal record that included an arrest for attempted burglary at 5:10 a.m. on April 23, 2003, when he kicked in the door to an ex-girlfriend’s apartment on Buchanan Place in the Bronx.

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  1. Nwankwo onyinye grace

    Haiii!!! If this continues. I don’t what will become of Nigerians outside. They should really stop this bad reputation of our country.

  2. chimaroke Anunobi

    It’s quite unfortunate, he has dented our image once again.

  3. Reveng i guess was what he wanted. too bad

  4. Ezenwata Perpetua . C.

    Quiz no: 6

    Killing himself is not the best solution I guess. But it’s already done. I only pity the Nigerians out side because this a very big dent, which may indirectly affect their careers.

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