"I'm deeply saddened and disturbed by today's fatal shooting at Bronx Lebanon Hospital Center. This senseless tragedy that has left our borough and our City in mourning, did not only take the life of a female doctor but left six others injured, some of them in critical condition. I want to express my condolences to the family and friends of the deceased and wish a swift physical and emotional recovery to those affected by this traumatic event.
However, in the midst of this horrific tragedy, we are reminded of the many acts of heroism displayed today. I want to express my heartfelt gratitude to all of our first responders including the NYPD, especially police officers from the 44th and 46th Precinct, the FDNY and the EMT, for the courage and professionalism displayed under the most strenuous of circumstances. Further, I want to express my profound appreciation to the doctors, nurses and personnel at Bronx Lebanon for their work in putting their patients out of harm's way.
It is indeed a very sad day for our City."