ER At Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Turns Into Shooting Gallery

Security Guard Grazed On The Leg, Nurse Takes Bullet In The Shoulder

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — It started with a fight and ended with two innocent people shot.

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There was panic in the emergency room at Bronx-Lebanon Hospital on Wednesday night. Cecilia Belle-Singleton was a patient inside when bullets started flying.

“This is the emergency room. You’re supposed to be safe when you come to the ER. You’re not supposed to sit here and be panicking when you come to the emergency room,” Belle-Singleton said.

A Bronx-Lebanon spokesperson said the fight stemmed from an altercation that a male patient in the ER had outside the hospital earlier in the day. The theory is whoever he had a fight with or people that knew about the fight must have came back to retaliate.

“An individual in our waiting room pulled out a concealed weapon and our security officers immediately went into action to prevent more seriously problems from occurring,” spokesperson Errol Schneer said.

“All you heard was the ruckus you heard the arguing. You heard the commotion. Next thing you know you heard pop pop, pop pop,” a witness said.

Bullets ricocheted off the ceiling as patients and staff ran for cover. Police said two men, a  security guard and a nurse suffered superficial gunshot wounds. The suspects took off, but were quickly apprehended and were put in lineups outside the hospital for witnesses to identify.

A bullet grazed the guard in the leg. The nurse was struck in the shoulder.

Police said they were questioning two men and a woman, but so far there have been no arrests.

Please offer your thoughts in the comments section below.

  • Meme Meyagi

    what is done about 7 million mooslime terrorists living in usa?

  • Me Tarzan U Ghetto Monkey

    Okay. Who left the gorilla cage open at the Bronx Zoo?

  • Jimmy Schiller

    damn. ignorant as he sounds we always constantly live up to this.

  • Cos

    For those who still don’t get it… Criminal/violent behavior is not ethnically based…! Why do we hear more about minorities committing violent crimes…? Well, that question can be answered with another…. Who runs the media…? Because a person is African-American, or because they are of hispanic heritage doesn’t mean by default that they are violent. For those using racist slurs, what about the little boy who was an Orthodox Jew and was kidnapped, killed and dismembered by another of his bretheren…? No blacks or hispanics involved in that one… I could spew a whole list of events – some high-profile historical events – where murders were committed by whites, but I don’t think you’d understand my point.

    • Me Tarzan U Monkey

      Turned out to be a black 19 year old. AGAIN.

    • SoSo

      How do we know if they are black or hispanic. This story doesn’t mention any names. They are white people in The Bronx to.

  • JRC

    As a former ER nurse I’ve always thought about my safety in an ER in Brooklyn. I saw knives falling out of people’s belongings while working there and sometimes times we were threatened by angry patients. I’m glad I don’t work there anymore. There’s always been a potential for violence in the ER it’s nothing new.

  • Freedomwriter

    Why must you spew your garbage? Your responses are ignorant and lack any intelligence. Your parents must be real proud of you…

    • DanTe

      TRUTH is always “ignorance” to things like you, huh?

  • Att. Hoar

    Move to Long Island where you have a better chance of being shot by a white person. Stay away from the “mom and pop” pharmacies also.

    • Nita

      @att. Hoar lol lol lol lol that was a good one.

  • Legallize guns for civilized people

    I lived in a black area before. It was no picnic. Blacks are really really racist. Not innocent at all.

    • Nita

      OK so were really racist? OK lets not to mention how we have been killed by whites just because of the color of our skin. Yusef Hawkins, a 16-year-old black kid was walking with two friends, also black, through Bensonhurst, a white, predominantly Italian neighborhood, when they where attacked by a band of white males, not much older than themselves, and Yusef Hawkins was shot dead. Willie Turks, a black city transit worker, was beaten to death with baseball bats by a mob of whites from the predominantly Italian neighborhood of Gravesend in Brooklyn.A mob of bat-wielding whites injured two black men and chased a third, Michael Griffith, to his death.a 300-pound black woman, Eleanor Bumpers, who according to police was mentally ill and brandishing a large knife, was shot and killed by white police officers. We wont talk about how many of us were killed by white in the slave day and while in the hands of white cops.


        Damn!! I need to move to an Italian hood. They really fight crime. ” OH NO I DIDN’T”!!!

        • Nita

          The crime being that an innocent person is walking through a neighborhood and gets killed by a bunch of people and you think that’s funny? Really ?

      • Put down the pipe. Read a book

        Slaves were sold to whites by other black tribes in Africa. look it up. .

        • Nita

          But why were your ancestors so lazy that you needed my people to do your jobs? Why did your women need black women to stick their nipples in your baby mouth to suck out her milk that she had for her own child? So where would your ancestors be if it was not for black women and their breast milk? Look that up.

      • Legallize guns for civilized people

        I lived in a black neighborhood so yes you are worst than whites. I lived in a white area and they NEVER bothered me. You all are 2 faced and cry “Da Whitz man Keeping meez downz”. How come none of you do anything about “BLACK ON BLACK CRIME”. You guys have killed more of your own people than the whites.” I bet you have a drug history and record too but you blame that on everyone else. One thing blacks will never do is become real hard working men. You are all to busy hating on each other and shooting one another. Put that in your Bong and smoke it. Blacks hate and shoot each other but they want everyone to love them. Respect each other and then people will start to respect you’ll.

        • Nita

          I have lived in a black neighborhood and in white ones. My family and I are very welcomed in your so called neighborhood. You say you all but I have never tried anything with you Whitz as you so called it. I have never killed, done drugs or been to jail and neither has my son, who just so happen to be a college grad with a master degree at 23 yrs of age. So you can take your thoughts and words and place them where the sun don’t shine and water don’t touch. I bet me, my son and my husband have worked harder then your nasty ass will ever.

    • Att. Hoar

      ^^ As civilized as Joe Paterno

  • Nita

    OK so no one is safe not even in a freaking emergency room? Why would anyone walk into an emergency room and start shooting?

  • Joe

    I was born at this Hospital! WTF!

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