Fired Doc Emailed NYDN 2 Hours Before Shooting

Henry Bello outlined grudge against 2 doctors over his firing 2 years ago
By Polly Davis Doig,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 2, 2017 9:01 AM CDT
Fired Doc Emailed NYDN 2 Hours Before Shooting
This Friday, June 30, 2017 photo released by the New York Police Department shows the AM-15 assault rifle used by Dr. Henry Bello in a shooting at Bronx Lebanon Hospital in New York.   (NYPD via AP)

Two hours before he stormed through the Bronx-Lebanon Hospital, killing a female doctor and wounding six other people, Henry Bello sent an email to the New York Daily News outlining his disgruntlement that "this hospital terminated my road to a licensure to practice medicine. First, I was told it was because I always kept to myself. Then it was because of an altercation with a nurse." Bello names two doctors by name, saying he emailed one "congratulating her for my termination after she sent out an email to everybody telling them to file complaints against me so I can be terminated for being rude to her." He told her "it remains to be seen if my life is meaningless or disposable." Bello's email to the Daily News never explicitly threatened violence, notes Reuters. Bello asked for a doctor by name, notes the AP; when that person wasn't there, he opened fire anyway. (More Henry Bello stories.)

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