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Psychiatric Clinic Gunman Killed By Campus Officer

March 08, 2012  | 

A campus police officer fatally shot a man who opened fire at a University of Pittsburgh psychiatric clinic today in a shooting that left two people dead and seven other injured.

Employees and a visitor were injured, reports the Associated Press. One of the shooting victims is a campus police officer, who was shot in the leg and taken to a hospital for treatment, reports the Star-Ledger. The gunman was also killed.

At least 200 police officers arrived at the scene and began performing a room-by-room search. The university sent out e-mail and text alerts shortly after the shooting. Neighboring buildings were placed on lockdown.

On Friday, police said they may release a photo of the gunman, because they have been unable to identify him. He wasn't carrying identification, and his fingerprints didn't match any in a federal database. A clinic employee, 25-year-old Michael Schaab, was fatally shot, reports the Associated Press.

Tags: Active Shooters, Pittsburgh Police Bureau, Campus Safety


Comments (2)

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David @ 3/9/2012 12:42 AM

Heartfelt wishes for a speedy recovery to the wounded officer.To the the campus police officer who employed deadly force thank you for puttimg your life on the line to protecr the citizenry of Piittsburgh.

Carl @ 3/9/2012 8:51 AM

Hope the wounded officer recovers and all goes well for him and his family

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