WORLD: Bronx hospital shooter sent chilling email rant to Daily News two hours before fatal rampage

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Henry Bello, 45, said he was ultimately fired from his job for threatening a co-worker. (FACEBOOK)

Henry Bello, 45, said he was ultimately fired from his job for threatening a co-worker. (FACEBOOK)

Just two hours before his deadly rampage at Bronx-Lebanon Hospital, shooter Henry Bello ranted to the Daily News in an email — blaming the medical center for ruining his dreams of furthering his career.

“This hospital terminated my road to a licensure to practice medicine,” Bello wrote to The News at 12:46 p.m. on Friday. “First, I was told it was because I always kept to myself. Then it was because of an altercation with a nurse.”

Bello, 45, said he was ultimately fired from his job for threatening a co-worker.

In his email to The News, Bello blamed two doctors by name for getting the ax.

Bello said that after he was fired, he wrote an email to one female doctor “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.


He blamed another doctor for blocking his chances at getting a medical permit, saying he had poured $400,000 of his money into Bronx-Lebanon.

The News is withholding the name of both doctors whom Bello had blamed for his woes.

Bello never threatened violence in the email he sent to The News.

An editor at The News who read the letter made the connection to Bello a few hours after the rampage.

The shooting took place at 2:45 p.m. — two hours after the chilling email was sent — when Bello opened fire on his former colleagues with an AR-15 rifle. He wounded six workers and killed a female doctor before turning the gun on himself.

Bello, who last lived in the Bronx, had been forced to resign from his job as house physician at the medical center two years ago after he was accused of sexually harassing a co-worker.


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  1. Sharon Terrell I've been reading what you write and to perceive others thoughts make it your reality to speak upon is a shame. Keep the karma away from yourself. You do not know what transpired, with your child of god bayteze. Christianity was taught to us during slavery, find your roots, shut your mouth and grease your scalp. You are under every comment thread, do you even have a job or find your passion. ZafeyMon!


  2. not saying this is right but yall need to stop provoking damn people


  3. Two years after being fired he goes back and shoots up the place. This young man must of been in a very dark place and wanted those "he" felt were responsible to pay.

    To you out there in the workplace who like to bully people, you never know when someone will turn up with an AK47 and blow your brains out. Be careful out here, respect everyone.


  4. Bdllo was a predator.A damn psycho who sexually harass women,these doctors defended the women so Bellow could not deal with it.He would not stop his harassment towards these women,so they fired him.You see a Child of God would not behave in this manner.Bello know he was going down.Why not defend.Because an 100% sure Bello is not the only black,working in this hospital.A hkspital is a diverse place,all types of nationality race and religion you find in a Hospital.Bello is a phsociopath.He knew he would face charges,and so he kill his self.I call that a coward.Easy way out so he think.His spirit will have to face two entities Good or Evil.Satan or God.


  5. The system is designed to prevent black ppl from rising.


  6. Johnny Fartypants

    Another nut job christian?


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