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Man shot dead inside New York hospital, suspect remains at large, police say

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Man shot dead inside New York hospital, suspect remains at large, police say

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A manhunt is underway in New York after a gunman shot a man inside a Bronx hospital emergency room on Tuesday.

The victim was described as a 35-year-old man. He was in line to speak with a hospital representative at Jacobi Medical Center. He was shot in the arm and the shooter fled the scene, CBS 2 of New York reported.

“It was a cowardly act in a space where New Yorkers come for healing and care. Our healthcare heroes quickly cared for the victim and took action to protect other patients in the ward. pending. Our immediate goal is to care for the patient and ensure the safety of our staff. We are working closely with the NYPD as they conduct their investigation,” the hospital said in a statement after the shooting.

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The attack was targeted, according to the NYPD, CBS 2 reported.

“Today’s shooting is a sad reminder that we must address the devastating issue of gun violence in our communities,” Bronx Borough President Vanessa Gibson tweeted after the shooting.

The shooting victim was in the hospital with a previous injury.

The entire incident was captured by hospital surveillance, showing the calm in the waiting room before the victim and shooter appeared to exchange glances. The shooter then rushes past bystanders, pulls out a gun and fires at least four shots, police said, according to the report.

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“My #Bronx residents and families deserve to be safe like anyone else. It is unacceptable for children to be shot in car seats with their parents and shot patients waiting in wards. emergency. This is madness! Out of control. We’re in a state of emergency,” Gibson added in a later tweet.

Victim underwent successful surgery and is expected to recover, CBS 2 reported.

“Just because you have a gun doesn’t mean you have the right to terrorize our communities. I’m telling you to stop. This is a hospital. This is someone receiving emergency care .How dare you,” the councilwoman said. Marjorie Velazquez tweeted after the shooting.

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Velazquez also shared that police officer Wilbert Mora died of injuries sustained in a separate incident in Harlem.


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