A man accused of threatening UPMC employees over the phone will stand trial. Louis Lombardi, of McKees Rocks, will stand trial for harassment, stalking and terroristic threats.
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.
The Chief of the ER at UPMC Presbyterian, Dr. Charissa Pacella, says she is proud of being part of the team that cared for victims of the Western Psych shooting.
When a gunman killed one man and wounded several others in the lobby of Western Psychiatric Clinic and Institute in Oakland, 16-year-old Dustin Grey had just rode the elevator to the lobby. When the doors opened, the shooter was right in front of him.
Viewing was held Monday for the young man who died during last week’s shooting at Western Psych. Michael Schaab grew up in Westmoreland County and hundreds of family and friends came out to pay their respects.
A candlelight vigil was held Sunday evening for the young man killed in last Thursday’s shooting at Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic in Oakland.