Identity of the woman killed by the Nigerian born doctor in USArevealed by police (pics)

Unfortunately, she was not meant to be on duty on that sad day!

The woman fatally shot by a doctor on a shooting rampage in a New York hospital has been identified, and it appears she was not the killer’s intended target.

Dr Tracy Sin-Yee Tam, a family medicine physician, was the victim killed by Dr Henry Bello with an AR-15 assault rifle in a sick bloodbath at Bronx Lebanon Hospital on Friday.

Tam was not Bello’s intended target however, as she was supposed to be off work on Friday and was covering a friend’s shift.

State records show Tam graduated from the Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine in 2013, and was licensed to practice medicine in New York in December of 2015.

Bello’s intended target was reportedly a hospital resident at Bronx Lebanon who was not at work on Friday.

Dr Tracy Sin-Yee Tam, a family medicine physician, was the victim killed during the shooting bloodbath in Bronx Lebanon Hospital on Friday
Dr Henry Bello, 45, who used an AR-15 assault rifle to kill one doctor and wound six others at the Bronx Lebanon Hospital on Friday at 2.45pm, sent a chilling email rant to the New York Daily News just two hours before the attack 
Tam (right) graduated from the Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine in 2013, and was licensed to practice medicine in New York in December of 2015
Tam (right) was reportedly not scheduled to work on Friday, and was covering a friend’s shift
Police believe Tam (right) was not Bello’s intended target

The 45-year-old shooter’s sick reign of terror unfolded on the 16th and 17th floors of the hospital just two hours after he sent an email to the New York Daily News blaming two other doctors for terminating ‘my road to a licensure to practice medicine’.

Bello, who was described on the hospital’s website as a family medicine physician, wrote: ‘First, I was told it was because I always kept to myself. Then it was because of an altercation with a nurse.’

On Friday evening it was revealed that Bello had been forced to resign over sexual harassment accusations.

However, in the email that was sent at 12.46pm, Bello said he was told his termination stemmed from him threatening a colleague.

He said he then sent an email to that colleague ‘congratulating her for my termination after she sent out an email to everybody telling them to file complaints against me so I can be terminated for being rude to her’.

‘I only said in the email, it remains to be seen if my life is meaningless or disposable,’ Bello wrote.

Bello then blamed another doctor for ruining his career, adding that the doctor ‘blocked’ him from getting his medical permit despite him pouring $400,000 of his money into the hospital and the family medicine department.

Just two hours the incident, Bello sent an email to a New York newspaper blaming the hospital for terminating ‘my road to a licensure to practice medicine’. Pictured are first responders at the scene

According to the Daily News, an editor at the newspaper didn’t make the connection to Bello until after the shooting.

The newspaper is also withholding the names of the two doctors whom Bello said caused his termination. Bello shot himself after trying to set himself on fire at the Bronx Lebanon Hospital at around 2.45pm on Friday.

He staggered, bleeding, into a hallway where he collapsed and died with the rifle at his side, police said.

Bello (pictured) shot himself after trying to set himself on fire at the hospital. He staggered, bleeding, into a hallway where he collapsed and died with the rifle at his side, police said

Police Commissioner James O’Neill confirmed Bello died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

A former colleague described Bello as a problematic employee, and said he was ‘aggressive’ and ‘threatened people’.

However, in the email he sent to the Daily News, Bello didn’t threaten violence against anyone.

The attack on Friday left several doctors fighting for their lives, and witnesses described a chaotic scene as gunfire erupted and spread terror throughout the medical facility. Employees locked themselves inside rooms and patients feared for their lives.

‘I thought I was going to die,’ said Renaldo Del Villar, a patient who was in the third-floor emergency room getting treatment for a lower back injury.

In 2015, he was allowed to resign from the hospital after being accused of sexual harassment, according to two law enforcement officials. They did not know the details of the allegations, and agreed to speak on condition of anonymity because the investigation is still unfolding.

However, Dr Maureen Kwankam, 50, told the New York Daily News he was fired from the hospital ‘because he was kind of crazy’.

‘He promised to come back and kill us then,’ she said.

Ultimately, one female doctor was killed and six others wounded – five seriously, according to O’Neill. The patients were treated in the emergency room at Bronx Lebanon.

He also tried to set fire to the nurses station on the 16th floor, but the hospital’s sprinkler system put it out before the blaze could grow.

‘This was a horrible situation unfolding in a place that people associated with care and comfort, a situation that came out of nowhere,’ New York City mayor Bill de Blasio said. He also said terrorism did not play a role.

Police sources said the box for the AM-15 (pictured) was found in Bello’s apartment. Bello concealed the weapon under a white lab coat as he entered Bronx-Lebanon Hospital around 2.45pm on Friday
NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio called the incident a ‘horrible situation’ and said it was not related to terrorism but instead just a workplace incident
Bello, who was described on the hospital’s website as a family medicine physician, wrote in the email that he was told he was terminated because of ‘altercation with a nurse’. A woman was escorted by officers in plainclothes near the Bronx Lebanon Hospital in New York Friday after fleeing the scene
On Friday evening it was revealed that Bello had been forced to resign over sexual harassment accusations. However, in the email that was sent at 12.46pm, Bello said he was told his termination stemmed from him threatening a colleague. Another woman was seen escorted by officers near the hospital after Bello opened fire there
A former colleague described Bello as a problematic employee, and said he was ‘aggressive’ and ‘threatened people’. The incident unfolded at around 2.45pm at the medical center on Grand Concourse in the Morris Heights section of The Bronx

According to New York State Education Department records, Bello had a limited permit to practice as an international medical graduate to gain experience in order to be licensed. The permit was issued on July 1, 2014, and expired last year on the same day.

Bello ‘was very aggressive, talking loudly, threatening people all the time. He was a problem,’ said Dr David Lazala, a family medicine doctor who said he trained Bello at Bronx Lebanon.

He said Bello, who worked at night as a doctor, sent him a threatening email after Bello was fired.

In unrelated cases, the doctor had been arrested in 2004 on a charge of sexual abuse, according to a police report, after a 23-year-old woman told police Bello grabbed her, lifted her up and carried her off, saying: ‘You’re coming with me.’

He was arrested again in 2009 on a charge of unlawful surveillance, after two different women reported he was trying to look up their skirts with a mirror.

Credit Daily Mail

 

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