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Shooter opens fire at NY hospital

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August 08, 2018

This is a breaking news story. Please check back for updates.

UPDATE, 11:30 a.m. EST: The situation is now under control, according to officials.

“There is no ongoing threat to anyone at the hospital, or any other medical institution,” the Westchester County Department of Public Safety said in a statement, NBC 4 reported. “The Administration is in constant contact with law enforcement.”

The shooting was reportedly a murder-suicide attempt, NBC reported.

There were shots fired and an active shooter situation at a hospital north of New York City, in Westchester County.

Shots were fired Wednesday morning at Westchester Medical Center in Valhalla, New York, just north of White Plains and about an hour north of New York City.

Officials said it was an active scene when they had responded, Fox News reported.

It is unknown whether anyone has been injured at this time.

The scene was active and emergency officials responded.

No other information is known at this time.

This was the second hospital shooting in New York in just over a year, as last June, a doctor and former employee at Bronx-Lebanon Hospital opened fire with an AR-15 at the hospital, killing a doctor, injuring five others and then committing suicide.