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At least 2 people have been shot at a New York hospital

Multiple people shot inside the hospital, police say, after reports of gunshots at Bronx Lebanon Hospital.

One gunman has died and at least two other people wounded after police reported gunshots at a New York City hospital.

The gunfire broke out at 2:50 pm local time on Friday (18:50 GMT) inside the Bronx Lebanon Hospital in the Bronx.

Few other details were immediately available about the incident.

As least one of the wounded doctors was being treated by people inside the hospital, the New York Times reported citing a Fire Department official.

An NYPD official confirmed on Twitter that the attacker died in hospital.

Television images showed the hospital surrounded by police cars and fire trucks. Police could be seen on the roof of the building, at one point, with their guns drawn.

Bronx Lebanon Hospital describes itself as the largest voluntary, not-for-profit health care system in the south and central Bronx.

The 120-year-old hospital claims nearly 1,000 beds spread across multiple units.

On Twitter, the New York Police Department told members of the public to avoid the area around the hospital.

More to follow…

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