Authorities Seek Identity of Shooter at Pittsburgh Psych Facility


Authorities were working to identify a gunman who went on a rampage Thursday at a psychiatric hospital near Pittsburgh. He entered the Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic, affiliated with the University of Pittsburgh, with two semiautomatic handguns and extra ammunition and started firing. He was killed in a gun battle with University of Pittsburgh police. A Western Psych employee was shot to death and seven other people were injured, reported the city’s Post-Gazette.

All those wounded were expected to survive. Police believe the gunman was roaming the first floor before he was killed. Officials said they believed the shooter had never been a patient at Western Pysch. Police had difficulty in identifying the man, who was not carrying identification.

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