An Asian American doctor has been identified as the person killed in a shooting rampage Friday in a New York City hospital, reports the New York Post.
Dr. Tracy Sin-Yee Tam, 32, was described as an “angel” and “well liked” by her colleagues at Bronx-Lebanon Hospital.
“She had a good heart. Anybody that needed help, she would help them.” Judy Beckles-Ross said to ABC7 . Beckles-Ross has known Tam for 11 years since medical school.
The gunman and fellow doctor, Henry Bello, killed Tam and injured six others before shooting and killing himself.
Tam was reportedly running away and shot in the back when killed.
“She normally works in the clinic and yesterday she was asked to cover one of the physicians who was out,” Dr. Sridhar Chilimuri, the hospital’s physician-in-chief, told WPIX. “She was on the floor at that time.”
Tam is survived by her father who is a cab driver and her mother, a homemaker. She also has a younger sister.
“The mother came home first. As soon as she went inside, I heard screaming. I know it was her,” said the family’s neighbor in Queens, Mahmudur Rahman. “The dad came around 8, 8:30 p.m. I heard him scream out, too. I know they are hurting right now.”
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