Hospital gunman was looking for colleague
The doctor who opened fire at a New York hospital Friday was searching for a colleague whom he blamed for derailing his career, authorities said Saturday. When that person wasn’t there, the gunman began shooting anyway, killing a doctor who was covering a shift as a favor.
The new details of Henry Bello’s rampage emerged along with an email rant against colleagues he blamed for forcing him to resign from Bronx Lebanon Hospital amid sexual harassment allegations two years ago. The email was sent to the New York Daily News just two hours before the shooting Friday afternoon that left six other people wounded and Bello dead from a self-inflicted gunshot.
Former colleagues said that when Bello was forced out in 2015 he warned that he would return someday to kill them.
It was not clear if Bello knew Tracy Sin-Yee Tam, 32, the doctor who died in the shooting.
One victim was in critical condition Saturday, and the rest were stable, officials said.