It’s been one year since terror struck at Pittsburgh’s Western Psychiatric Institute when a gunman opened fire. Out of that tragedy, many questions arose. Why did this happen? And could it be prevented from happening again?
John Shick’s parents were on a boat when he went on a shooting spree at Western psych- and they blog about finding out about their infamous son’s deeds/
Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald is promising a full investigation following allegations that a county mental health employee refused to admit Western Psych killer John Shick for treatment.
John Shick was mentally ill, angry, seeking revenge and on the wrong medications – a man who needed to be committed to a mental hospital. That’s what a UPMC doctor who felt threatened by Shick believed when he tried to commit Shick for treatment two weeks before the shooting at Western Psych and couldn’t.
When John Shick entered Western Psychiatric Institute earlier this month, he commenced firing within 30 seconds — first hitting a security guard and receptionist at the onset of his rampage.
When John Shick entered Western Psych he was armed with a box of ammunition and two handguns, which were later found by his prone body.
Investigators detailed a series of warning signs that Western Psych gunman John Shick had grown dangerous which they say were ignored.
According to our news partners at the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, two homicide detectives from Pittsburgh are now heading to California to talk with a doctor who may have tried to warn a UPMC doctor about Western Psych shooter John Shick.
One week following the shooting spree at Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic that killed one person and injured seven others, UPMC took time to remember.
Sources close to the Western Psych shooting investigation describe the gunman’s apartment as a trove of madness and hate. News of the findings has shaken the Royal York apartment building in Oakland.
Friends of the Schaab family have set up a memorial fund through GiveForward.com.
The funeral for a young man who was killed during a shooting at Western Psych last week was held Tuesday morning.
Pittsburgh police searched the apartment of the man who opened fire in the lobby of Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic, killing one man and injuring seven others.
University of Pittsburgh police gave more insight into the shooter’s actions and the police response to the tragedy at Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic in Oakland.
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.
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