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Man Accused Of Threatening UPMC To Stand Trial

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.

04/18/2012

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County Investigates Effort To Commit Western Psych Shooter

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.

04/13/2012

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DA Takes Closer Look At Western Psych Shooting Spree

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.

04/12/2012

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DA Calls For Security Review At All Local Hospitals

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.

03/30/2012

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Western Psych Shooting Renews Debate Over Mentally Ill’s Access To Guns

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.

03/29/2012

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DA On Western Psych Gunman: Warning Signs Missed

Investigators detailed a series of warning signs that Western Psych gunman John Shick had grown dangerous which they say were ignored.

03/28/2012

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Detectives Heading To California Over Western Psych Shooting

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.

03/28/2012

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UPMC Remembers Victims Of Western Psych Tragedy

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.

03/15/2012

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Rants Found In Western Psych Gunman’s Apartment

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.

03/14/2012

Schaab Memorial Fund

Friends of the Schaab family have set up a memorial fund through GiveForward.com.

03/13/2012

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Funeral Held For Western Psych Shooting Victim

The funeral for a young man who was killed during a shooting at Western Psych last week was held Tuesday morning.

03/13/2012

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ER Chief Reflects On Response To Western Psych Shooting

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.

03/13/2012

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Worker Shielded Teen During 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.

03/12/2012

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Western Psych Victim’s Father Thanks Public For Support

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.

03/12/2012

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Western Psych Shooting Victim Remembered At Candlelight Vigil

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.

03/12/2012

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