Police respond to active shooter situation in NYC hospital

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New York City police were responding to reports of a "shooting incident" at a hospital in the Bronx Friday afternoon.

Reports say shots rang out on the 16 floor of Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center, not far from Yankee Stadium in the Bronx.

Multiple senior NYC officials told NBC New York that at least three people have been shot.

Messages on social media spoke of doctors and nurses barricading themselves inside the building.

Television images showed the hospital surrounded by police cars and fire trucks.

The gunman is a former employee of the hospital, police told CBS' Reena Roy.

The NYPD tweeted that people should avoid the area of 1650 Grand Concourse and that more information will follow.

This breaking news story will be updated.

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