Source: ABC7/Twitter
Greg Hanlon and Char Adams
June 30, 2017 03:57 PM

One innocent person was killed and five were injured in a shooting at Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center in the Bronx, a New York Police Department source tells PEOPLE.

The shooter is deceased also. He has been identified as Henry Bello, 45, a former hospital employee, a police source tells PEOPLE, describing the shooting as an act of “workplace violence.”

The NYPD was on the scene and warned residents to avoid the area, the department announced in a tweet. The shooting took place on the 16th and 17th floors of the hospital.

Bello, who was dressed in a white lab coat, killed a female doctor before setting himself on fire and shooting himself in the head, according to police. The police did not identify the victim, other than as a woman and a doctor, according to the New York Times.

Authorities told the Times that Bello was going to be fired by the hospital after he was accused of sexual harassment, but instead chose to resign in 2015.

Mayor Bill de Blasio addressed the incident during a press conference, calling it an “isolated incident” and “not an act of terrorism.”

“One doctor is dead, and there are several doctors who are fighting for their lives right now amongst those who are wounded,” de Blasio said. “This is a horrific situation unfolding in the middle of a place that people associate with care and comfort.”

Special agents from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms have also responded, the agency tweeted.

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