A hospital slammed by Covid-19 in spring sees a new wave of patients in summer -- gunshot victims

Dr. Dorian Alexander had just walked into the emergency room and he could immediately sense what to expect the rest of his shift.

“I smell blood,” Alexander told fellow staff members on a recent Sunday at Brookdale University Hospital Medical Center in New York City.

The scent hung in the air, something that he had always noticed at the Brooklyn hospital. Lately the smell of blood has been more prevalent, a sign that the gun violence that has gripped the city perhaps has its tightest hold on the communities surrounding his hospital.

The New York hospital where Dr. Dorian Alexander works is seeing a lot of gunshot victims. (CNN)Dr. Dorian Alexander had just walked into the emergency room and he could immediately sense what to expect the rest of his shift.

“I smell blood,” Alexander told fellow staff members on a recent […]

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