Several shot at NY hospital, police sources say

Suspected gunman killed after injuring multiple people at New York City hospital

The NYPD and FDNY responded to the hospital shortly before 3:00 p.m.

According to CNN and CBS New York, the shooter is believed to be a former employee.

The New York Times quoted a fire department official as saying three doctors had been shot. There was no word on their conditions. The suspect, who was wearing a white lab coat and had ID on him, shot himself on the 16th floor, according to law enforcement officials. There are reports of "multiple injuries" and police is looking for the shooter. Police said there could be more victims but they are now searching the area floor by floor. Police say at least two victims have been shot. Images from the scene There were at least five other people injured in the shooting, sources said.

Police had earlier asked city residents to avoid the area surrounding the hospital out of concern for public safety.

A hospital staffer told NBC4 that the hospital is under lockdown and NYPD vehicles have blocked streets surrounding the facility.

Police confirmed late Friday afternoon that the gunman is down.

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