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UPDATE: Man killed female patient, himself at hospital

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VALHALLA, N.Y. (AP) -- The Latest on a shooting at a hospital outside New York City (all times local):
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Authorities say a man shot a female patient in her suburban New York City hospital bed, and then killed himself.

Police converged on Westchester Medical Center in Valhalla on Wednesday morning after a report of gunshots inside the building.

Police say the female patient was in a hospital room when the gunman entered and shot her. The gunman was on the floor when officers arrived. They are still trying to determine the relationship between the victim and shooter.

Police said armed security is on duty 24 hours a day and they responded immediately. It's unknown how many shots were fired.

Photos posted on The Journal News and social media show police blocking the entrance to the hospital and workers in lab coats and scrubs gathered outside it.
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   11:45 a.m.
Authorities confirmed that there has been a shooting at a hospital north of New York City, but said the incident was "contained to a single room" and that there is "no ongoing threat."

Police converged on Westchester Medical Center in Valhalla on Wednesday morning after a report of gunshots inside the building.

Police released little information about what had happened. They wouldn't say who was shot or how many people were injured.

But Westchester County's executive said in a statement that the threat from the shooting was over. A briefing was planned shortly.

Photos posted on The Journal News and social media show police blocking the entrance to the hospital and workers in lab coats and scrubs gathered outside it.
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   11:20
Gunfire has been reported at a New York City suburban hospital and police are at the scene.

Westchester County Police told WCBS Radio that there had been an "active shooter situation" Wednesday but it is now under control.

Little information was immediately available from authorities regarding what happened.

Photos posted on The Journal News and social media show police blocking the entrance to Westchester Medical Center as hospital workers in lab coats and scrubs gathered outside it.

There was no immediate word on any injuries.
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   10:25 a.m.
Police are responding to a report of gunfire at a hospital in New York City's northern suburbs.

The Journal News reported that county and state police were outside Westchester Medical Center, blocking the entrance.

Hospital workers in lab coats were seen gathering outside the hospital in pictures posted on social media.

Police officials didn't immediately respond to requests for information.

There was no immediate word on any injuries.

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