After an investigation by police, it turns out that Dr. Henry Bello, who used an AR-15 assault rifle to shoot 7 people at the Bronx Lebanon Hospital in New York yesterday, had sent a chilling letter to a newspaper just hours prior to the shooting, explaining his motives for what he was about to do.
Bello apparently blamed two co-workers for ‘ruining his life’. It turned out, Bello was being forced to resign over sexual harassment accusations from a nurse. Co-workers say he had been caught ‘threatening a colleague’ which resulted in his termination.
Bello, refused to take this as an answer, however, and sent out an email explaining that his colleagues ruined his career and wasted his money.
The Daily Mail reports:
About two hours before the deadly shooting, the 45-year-old sent an email to the New York Daily News blaming two 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.