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Western Psych Victim Released From UPMC Presbyterian

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PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — One of the seven victims injured during the shooting at Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic in Oakland has been released from the hospital.

The 54-year-old woman was released Friday. UPMC has not made her name public.

Among the survivors is the receptionist who is believed to be the first person shot by 30-year-old John Shick. A neighbor told KDKA-TV the woman is out of surgery and they are hoping for speedy recovery.

The four remaining victims are still at UPMC Presbyterian Hospital and their conditions are as follows:

  • 46-year-old male, gunshot wound, fair condition
  • 64-year-old female, gunshot wound, serious condition
  • 35-year-old male, gunshot wound, good condition
  • 49-year-old male, gunshot wound, serious condition

The gunman caused a lot of panic and confusion when he started shooting, but authorities say it could have been much worse.

“Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family and friends of the workers that were shot at Western Psych,” Pittsburgh Police Commander Thomas Stangrecki said. “Hopefully the other victims [who were] shot will make a full recovery and it’s obvious he could have taken the lives more people at the scene.”

RELATED LINKS:
STORY: Victim Worked As Therapist At Western Psych (3/9/12)
STORY: Mayor: Western Psych Shooter Had 2 Guns, Acted Alone (3/8/12)
STORY: Sources: Western Psych Shooter Had No ID (3/8/12)
LINK: Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic
VIDEO: Western Psych Shooting Press Conference
PHOTO GALLERY: Shooting At Western Psych Leaves 2 Dead, Several Injured
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