Authorities responded to a report of shots fired at Westchester Medical Center Wednesday, and while details of what happened remain highly unclear, an official familiar with the case did confirm the situation is under control.
A call about the shooting at the hospital on Woods Road in Valhalla came in shortly after 9:30 a.m. Wednesday. It wasn’t clear if anyone had been shot, nor was it clear if anyone was in custody.
News 4 has reached out to the hospital, Valhalla police and Westchester County police.
According to the hospital’s website, Westchester Medical Center treats more than 120,000 patients each year in every clinical specialty. It has six primary centers, including the Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital. It’s 652-bed facility in Valhalla is the main hospital within its sprawling regional network, which serves the Hudson Valley and beyond, employing about 7,000 healthcare professionals including 1,200 physicians across its network.
Wednesday would mark the second hospital shooting in New York in a bit more than a year. In June 2017, a doctor and former Bronx-Lebanon Hospital employee walked into his ex-hospital and opened fire with an AR-15 rifle, killing a doctor and wounding five members of the medical staff and a patient before taking his life.
He was allegedly bent on revenge, angry over accusations of sexual harassment and sexual misconduct made against him by a female employee.