Canadian among injured in NYC hospital shooting
Published Sunday, July 2, 2017 2:49PM EDT
Last Updated Sunday, July 2, 2017 11:42PM EDT
One of the victims injured in a shooting at Bronx Lebanon Hospital in New York City is a Canadian, CTV News has learned.
Dr. Justin Timperio, 29, from St. Catharines, Ont., was shot Friday at the Bronx hospital along with six others when an ex-doctor, Henry Bello, went on a rampage.
Timperio was shot twice and sustained liver and kidney damage, his father, Luciano Timperio, told CTV News. He was sedated on Saturday night and has not been awake since the shooting.
Doctors won’t bring Timperio out of sedation until after his surgery on Monday, Timperio’s father said.
Timperio’s father also told The Canadian Press that his son graduated from Brock University and the American University of the Caribbean. He started working at Bronx-Lebanon about three years ago, for the clinical component of his medical training. He was then accepted to the hospital's family residency medical program, his father said.
One doctor, Dr. Tracy Sin-Yee Tam, was killed while covering a shift for another doctor. One patient, two medical students and three doctors, including Timperio, were injured in the shooting.
Bello died of a self-inflicted gunshot, police said.
With files from The Canadian Press, The Associated Press and CTV London