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NEW YORK —

Multiple people were shot by a man wearing a white lab coat inside a New York City hospital, officials told WPIX.

The shooter is dead inside the hospital, an NYPD spokesman said.

Gunfire broke out at 2:50 p.m. ET inside the Bronx Lebanon Hospital, according to the NYPD.

Multiple people were shot, though the extent of their injuries was not immediately known, according to police.

A police source told WPIX the shooter, who may have been a doctor, had barricaded himself inside the facility.

Aerial footage of the scene showed the hospital surrounded by police cars and fire trucks.

Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center 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. Its emergency room is among the busiest in New York City.

The hospital is about a mile and a half north of Yankee Stadium.

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