NYPD Searches For Gunman In Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Shooting

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Several suspects are in custody after a shootout inside a hospital emergency waiting room in the Bronx, and police are asking for the public’s help in finding one more.

Police say 19-year-old Michael Wayman is responsible for the 7 p.m. shooting Wednesday. A bullet grazed the guard in the leg. A nurse was struck in the shoulder.

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,” she said.

Bronx-Lebanon Hospital

The emergency room at Bronx-Lebanon Hospital was home to a shootout on Nov. 9, 2011. (Photo: CBS 2)

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 whomever 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 serious 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. Several suspects took off, but were quickly apprehended and were put in lineups outside the hospital for witnesses to identify.

Anyone with information about the whereabouts of Wayman is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or visit www.nypdcrimestoppers.com.

All calls are strictly confidential.

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  • My Rights

    Guns are illegal in New York but only ghetto garbage have it. New York bring back rights to bear arms so that we can protect ourselves from these animals.

  • Me Tarzan U Ghetto Monkey

    Abortion applications should be attached to the Welfare checks.

  • Monkey Trainer

    Typical. What else do black youth do for kick? Rape old ladies and get high.

  • Be Kreative Kakes

    going to the er to get treat for one thing and end up getting shot. what is this world coming to

  • Andrew Nutra

    When they catch this guy they’re going to punish him by sending him to the OWS camp downtown.

    • Michael H.

      The fact that every single one of your comments has to do with OWS regardless of what the article is about tells me that you’re a paid shill for one of the right wing political outfits. Who are you working for Andrew?

  • not as stupid as you

    be mad be very mad your going to jail for being stupid

  • Johnny Handsome

    Idiots. Stop taking out your anger with guns. That’s what punks do.

  • xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

    you are a member of (GOA ) GANG OF APES and will be in a cage soon

    • Me Tarzan U Hood Monkey

      Hide your women, children and especially bananas!!!

  • CSI

    HAHA. your face is up on the news. No that doesnt mean your famous. Lets see how long till you get ratted out my you so called homies.

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