NEW YORK (FOX 5 NEWS) - Many staff members at the Bronx-Lebanon Hospital thought the Code Silver that went off June 30, 2017, was a drill. The horrifying moments to follow proved it wasn't the case.
Former employee Dr. Henry Bello open fired on the 16th and 17th floors that day. He shot several people, killing another doctor. Then turned the gun on himself.
A week later, doctors and nurses shared where they were when they jumped into action. Their stories are heroic, yet each more chilling than the next.
Six gunshot victims are now in stable condition. Three are still at Bronx-Lebanon: a doctor, a medical student, and a patient. Two more are being treated at Mount Sinai and one has been discharged.
Grief counseling is being offered at Bronx-Lebanon. The staff members also say coincidentally an "active shooter" course was taught earlier that day. It is another reason, they say, six lives were saved.