>> A burst of violence inside a New York City hospital. A former employee wearing a white lab coat opening fire with an assault riffle according to officials. They say he killed one doctor inside the Bronx Lebanon Hospital, and wounded at least six other people before fatally shooting himself.
Five victims are said to be in serious condition. New York Police Commissioner James O'Neill says the gunman stopped the 16th and 17th floors.>> During the incident the hospital's fire alarm system activated, apparently due to the suspect's attempt to set himself on fire. On the 17th floor, officers encountered a male suspect lying on the floor, dead of an apparent self inflicted gun shot wound.
>> Mayor Bill de Blasio said the shooting appeared to be workplace related in a hospital where witnesses say panic broke out.>> I saw one of the doctors and he had a gunshot wound to his hand. I looked out the window, there was about 100 police cars.>> Authorities did not immediately identify the gunman or any of his victims.