- A disgruntled doctor Henry Bello has launched an attack on his former place of work
- The ex doctor in the process killed a woman and injured 6 of his colleagues
- He was also said to have turned the gun on himself after the shooting spree
- The doctor has also been identified as a Nigerian
Dr Henry Michael Bello, the gunman who shot six people at the Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Centre in New York on Friday, has been identified as a Nigerian.
The NYPD also identified him to be a Nigerian-born doctor according to NBC New York.
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 killing himself.
Reports said Bello, who was hired at the hospital in August 2014 as a house physician, had past arrests for abuse, turnstile jumping, burglary and public urination.
In September 2004, he was arrested and charged with abuse and unlawful imprisonment after a 23-year-old woman told officers he had grabbed her private area outside a building on Bleecker street in Manhattan and tried to penetrate her through her underwear, reports said.
Court records indicated that in September 2004, Bello pleaded guilty to unlawful imprisonment in the second degree, a misdemeanour, and was sentenced to community service, while the abuse charge was dismissed, according to reports.
He was going to be fired by the hospital, after reports of harassments, but instead chose to resign in February 2015 in lieu of termination, reports further said.
Reports from the New York State Education Department said 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 technician license that had been issued in California in 2006.
He went to medical school on the island of Dominica in the Caribbean.
Law enforcement officials described Bello as transient recently, with at least five different addresses since he left the hospital.
NAIJ.com had earlier reported that a doctor identified as doctor Henry Bello has gone on a shooting spree in a US hospital.
Bello who was said to have hidden a rifle under a lab coat shot dead a female doctor and wounded six other physicians who were former colleagues before turning the gun on himself at his former place of work.
The incident occurred at a Bronx Lebanon hospital in the New York, United States at about 2.45pm on Friday June 30.
45-year old doctor Bello who is a family physician allegedly used a high-powered assault in executing the shooting spree on the 16th and 17th floors of the hospital.
According to police commissioner James O'Neill, Bello died after turning the gun on himself inside the building.
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The photo is of Masood, then called Adrian Ajao, as a schoolboy with a football team in the early 1980s. Ajao grew up in Tunbridge Wells, Kent, where the family attended church and he went to Huntleys secondary school, which has since closed down.
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