Mayor: Western Psych Shooter Had 2 Guns, Acted Alone
PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Pittsburgh police say the two people shot and killed at Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic in Oakland were the gunman and a Western Psych employee.
Five of the seven people hurt worked for Western Psych.
While the names of the injured have not been released, UPMC says they include three men, ages 35, 46 and 49, in addition to two women – ages 54 and 64.
Three are in fair condition while two others are listed in serious condition. Two more victims were treated and released.
Six hours after the gunfire erupted, the Allegheny County Medical Examiner was preparing to remove the bodies from Western Psych.
“[We are] deeply, deeply saddened by today’s events. I want to express our deepest sympathies to the victims,” UPMC CEO Jeffrey Romoff said.
Pittsburgh Mayor Luke Ravenstahl says the shooter had two guns.
“We believe the gunman entered Western Psych with two guns in his possession,” he said.
Mayor Ravenstahl commended the three University of Pittsburgh police officers who responded quickly to the hospital.
“Their quick response saved lives today – there’s no doubt about it,” he said.
There were earlier fears a second gunman could have been on the loose, but later the lockdown order was lifted and that report proved to be false.
All of the victims were adults.
Doctors expect the seven injured victims who were brought to the hospital to survive.
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