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NYPD says suspect is dead after shooting at Bronx hospital

Key Points
  • Local officials respond to an active shooter incident at a New York City hospital
  • A NYPD spokesman says one person has died and at least five others were wounded
  • The spokesman also says the suspect is dead from a self-inflicted wound
In this image taken from video, emergency personnel converge on Bronx Lebanon Hospital in New York, after a gunman opened fire there on Friday, June 30, 2017.
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Local authorities told NBC News they were responding to reports of shots fired at the Bronx Lebanon Hospital Center in New York City on Friday afternoon.

A NYPD spokesman said the suspect is dead from a self-inflicted wound. Police said the suspect was a former employee of the hospital.

The spokesman said the gunman killed one victim and wounded at least six others.

A law enforcement official told the Associated Press that the gunman was seen wearing a lab coat and concealed a rifle inside of it.

@NYPDnews: UPDATE: The shooter is deceased. Several others are injured regarding the shooting at Bronx Lebanon Hospital.

A person on the hospital staff told NBC New York that the facility is under lockdown.

Images captured by local television crews showed police sweeping the roof of the building and the area with their guns drawn.

There were also reports of a smoke situation on one floor of the hospital. The fire department said they recieved a call at 2:55 p.m., ET.

Video taken by people nearby showed heavy police presence.

Tweet: They are even evacuating patients from Bronx Lebanon Hospital

This is breaking news. Please check back for updates.

— Reporting by NBC News and NBC New York.