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Multiple victims in Pa. psych clinic shooting
CBS ^ | 3/8/2012 | KDKA

Posted on 03/08/2012 1:06:42 PM PST by sodpoodle

Two people are reportedly dead and several are wounded in a shooting at a psychiatric clinic at the University of Pittsburgh, CBS station KDKA reports.

Police were looking for a gunman.

(Excerpt) Read more at cbsnews.com ...


TOPICS: Breaking News; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: Pennsylvania
KEYWORDS: crime; mentalhealth; pennsylvania; psychiatry; shooting; violence; westernpsych
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1 posted on 03/08/2012 1:06:49 PM PST by sodpoodle
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To: sodpoodle

Seems like this happens more in an election year. Maybe the press amplifies the news more?


2 posted on 03/08/2012 1:09:11 PM PST by DBrow
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To: sodpoodle

report of an officer down .... dang it.


3 posted on 03/08/2012 1:10:40 PM PST by no-to-illegals (Please God, Protect and Bless Our Men and Women in Uniform with Victory. Amen.)
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To: sodpoodle

Someone went mad?


4 posted on 03/08/2012 1:10:40 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (Sometimes progressives find their scripture in the penumbra of sacred bathroom stall writings (Tzar))
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To: sodpoodle

Common sense psychiatric clinic control laws could have prevented this...


5 posted on 03/08/2012 1:10:51 PM PST by WayneS (Comments now include 25% more sarcasm for no additional charge...)
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To: sodpoodle

Guess the shooter didn’t check the box on the form that asked if the buyer of the gun had ever had any mental problems.

Isn’t there a law against such things?

They will say it’s the NRAs fault and the easy availability of guns.

More BS from the anti-gunners.


6 posted on 03/08/2012 1:11:19 PM PST by Jack Burton007 (This is Jack Burton in the Pork Chop Express, and I'm talkin' to whoever's listenin' out there.)
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To: sodpoodle
reports coming in of search for more than one perp.
7 posted on 03/08/2012 1:13:10 PM PST by no-to-illegals (Please God, Protect and Bless Our Men and Women in Uniform with Victory. Amen.)
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To: Jack Burton007

police officer shot in leg, supposedly gunman dead.


8 posted on 03/08/2012 1:13:17 PM PST by biggredd1
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To: sodpoodle

Let’s just give all the nutbars guns and lock them down in a concrete room. It’ll make a for a shooting good time!


9 posted on 03/08/2012 1:14:26 PM PST by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: biggredd1
supposedly gunman dead.

Now he's a good gunman.

10 posted on 03/08/2012 1:16:20 PM PST by ImJustAnotherOkie (zerogottago)
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To: Jack Burton007

Obviously, the NRA’s fault. They held their national convention in Pittsburgh not so long ago. < / sarcasm >


11 posted on 03/08/2012 1:16:47 PM PST by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: DBrow
-- Seems like this happens more in an election year. Maybe the press amplifies the news more? --

Unfortunately, the press has strong input to public perception of reality. See "Year of the shark" for an example. The press advocates for itself by asserting the meme that it is a "watchdog" and "pillar of democracy."

12 posted on 03/08/2012 1:17:19 PM PST by Cboldt
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To: sodpoodle

Local news reporting 2 dead at Western Psych Hospital in Oakland,PA. Cops & SWAT going room to room in Hospital. Gunman walked into lobby and began shooting. 6 wounded including one cop. Local schools and University in lockdown.


13 posted on 03/08/2012 1:18:51 PM PST by 4yearlurker (Sorry,no tag line today.)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

I don’t peg the practice of psychiatry as being phoney (at least not necessarily phoney) but it seems to be in the thrall of looie leftists who could never see the need for such an office to be able to defend itself from... armed looneys! They had to call a cop and wait for the cop?


14 posted on 03/08/2012 1:20:58 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (Sometimes progressives find their scripture in the penumbra of sacred bathroom stall writings (Tzar))
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To: sodpoodle

Prayers up for all who will be affected by this tragedy.


15 posted on 03/08/2012 1:21:16 PM PST by NEMDF
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To: Cboldt

More like an elaborately constructed selective mask than a “watch dog.” And in a sense the public has itself to blame because otherwise they would not tolerate such slant and cry out for better integrity — it seemed Fox had made steps in that direction, but then Fox blew it all by going in the tank for Mitt.


16 posted on 03/08/2012 1:23:05 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (Sometimes progressives find their scripture in the penumbra of sacred bathroom stall writings (Tzar))
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To: 4yearlurker
Witness who was in the lobby at the time reports man walked into lobby with a handgun and began shooting towards receptionist. Two armed guards/cops on duty returned fire. Witness says everyone hit the deck.
17 posted on 03/08/2012 1:25:42 PM PST by 4yearlurker (Sorry,no tag line today.)
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To: HiTech RedNeck

I’d like to see the statistics of people who have benefited from psychiatry in a constructive way, not just medicated with prescription drugs.


18 posted on 03/08/2012 1:28:22 PM PST by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: sodpoodle

Dear God. Prayers to these families and those impacted by this tragedy. Life is stressful more than ever and we need God’s grace for everyone.


19 posted on 03/08/2012 1:32:11 PM PST by napscoordinator (A moral principled Christian with character is the frontrunner! Congrats Santorum!)
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To: sodpoodle

My mother works in the building next door to this. She called me and said they’re keeping everyone inside on lockdown until further notice.


20 posted on 03/08/2012 1:36:26 PM PST by Cato in PA (1/26/12: Bloody Thursday)
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To: sodpoodle

My in-laws were at the hospital during this (but not near the flying bullets). Apparenty they are out of ‘lock down’ now so I guess they got the perp.


21 posted on 03/08/2012 1:36:34 PM PST by TalonDJ
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To: Jack Hydrazine

By excepting the practice of medicine (that’s why it’s psychIATRY not psychOLOGY) you bias the question and I rightly protest. Modern medications have eased the task of dealing with both acute and chronic brain disorders, and need not be taken forever if used for an acute problem any more than a patient needs to take an antibiotic forever. The medications work nicely and are the reason that we no longer have huge, sprawling insane asylums in this society. For longer term counseling, patients see psychologists — that is cheaper.


22 posted on 03/08/2012 1:39:25 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (Sometimes progressives find their scripture in the penumbra of sacred bathroom stall writings (Tzar))
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To: HiTech RedNeck

The meds suppress the problem, not solve it.

Your son has ADD? Give him Ritalin or some other psychotropic drug!


23 posted on 03/08/2012 1:44:20 PM PST by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: sodpoodle

psych clinic? as in....where kids go to receive counseling?

or, as in....where psych students go to participate in lab experiments as part of their psych credit?


24 posted on 03/08/2012 1:45:50 PM PST by Scotswife
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To: TalonDJ

Sounds like they are clearing the building. SWAT,FBI and Pittsburgh police out in force. My guess is that they think there was two morons.


25 posted on 03/08/2012 1:46:35 PM PST by Yorlik803 (better to die on your feet than live on your knees.)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

I’m one. The right medication for my bipolar symptoms has changed my life a 1000% for the better.

There’s certainly quackery in the field, but when it works the way it’s supposed to, it’s a true godsend.


26 posted on 03/08/2012 1:48:00 PM PST by I Shall Endure
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>> and began shooting towards receptionist. Two armed guards/cops on duty returned fire.

Friendly fire?


27 posted on 03/08/2012 1:56:23 PM PST by Gene Eric (Newt/Sarah 2012)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

I’d like to see the statistics of people who have benefited from psychiatry in a constructive way, not just medicated with prescription drugs.

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Don’t have that for you, Jack, just an anecdotal story of my bipolar mom, who at age 65 went off the proverbial rocker, and has had to be committed 4 or 5 times now when she goes off the meds and becomes dangerously psychotic.

Without the meds, she’d be dead and may have taken a few people with her. She self medicated with booze and liked to go for drives.


28 posted on 03/08/2012 1:57:54 PM PST by dmz
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Most recent reports have 2 dead and 7 injured. Also the gunman was found dead in a hallway.

The cop was shot in the leg and taken to the hospital.


29 posted on 03/08/2012 2:00:27 PM PST by sodpoodle ( Newt - God has tested him for a reason...... to bring America back from the brink.)
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To: sodpoodle; a fool in paradise

I had a friend named Sy, who went off his rocker as they say. People axed me, “Is Sy cotic?”


30 posted on 03/08/2012 2:01:05 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: sodpoodle

Just heard, AP reporting that one of the 2 dead is the gunman


31 posted on 03/08/2012 2:02:24 PM PST by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: sodpoodle
Tomorrow's headline today:

Nut Kills Nuts!


32 posted on 03/08/2012 2:04:20 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: Scotswife
psych clinic? as in....where kids go to receive counseling? or, as in....where psych students go to participate in lab experiments as part of their psych credit?

Its a big psych hospital. Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic part of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center.

33 posted on 03/08/2012 2:09:20 PM PST by Ditto (Nov 2, 2010 -- Partial cleaning accomplished. More trash to remove in 2012)
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To: sodpoodle

Two confirmed dead; one the shooter. Seven confirmed injured (no status given) seven victims being treated at UPMC Presbyterian ER. Original reports of second gunman/hostage situation FALSE.

Pgh Police; Pgh SWAT; FBI clearing WPIC (Western Psych) floor by floor. Patients/staff being evacuated to Pitt’s Peterson Event Center or other UPMC facilities as medically needed.

Carlow University and University of Pittsburgh on spring break; but elementary school on Carlow campus and Pgh Central Catholic and Oakland Catholic HS off lock downs.

WPIC is on DeSoto Street in Pgh’s Oakland neighborhood.


34 posted on 03/08/2012 2:12:04 PM PST by PennsylvaniaMom (Just because you are paranoid it doesn't mean they aren't out to get you.)
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To: sodpoodle

Radio says the gunman is among the dead. Whatever demons haunted, he’s finally found peace.


35 posted on 03/08/2012 2:16:09 PM PST by newzjunkey (Santorum: 18-point loss, voted for Sotomayor, proposed $550M on top of $900M Amtrak budget...)
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To: 4yearlurker

I was a little concerned we’d have one of these this afternoon at the Bexar County courthouse - guy we were deposing is such a nutjob we had to have deputies stationed outside the room and in the courtroom after the judge threatened to hold him in contempt. Fortunately, I carry.


36 posted on 03/08/2012 2:17:55 PM PST by jagusafr ("Write in Palin and prepare for war...")
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To: Jack Hydrazine
“The meds suppress the problem, not solve it.”

Wrong. A chemical brain imbalance is not ‘solvable’. It is no different than taking Synthroid for a thyroid problem. You are replacing what your body doesn't make.

37 posted on 03/08/2012 2:23:41 PM PST by kcvl
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To: Jack Hydrazine
The meds suppress the problem, not solve it.

Not necessarily. It can help someone get through a temporary issue (divorce, grief, etc.). It also depends on what you mean by the "problem". E.g., If it's not being able to hold a job, meds can amend that.

38 posted on 03/08/2012 2:31:46 PM PST by P.O.E. (Pray for America)
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To: dmz

Did it just come on at 65 or were there signs before?


39 posted on 03/08/2012 2:32:59 PM PST by presently no screen name
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To: HiTech RedNeck

Why are these incidents never perpatrated by “Gunwomen”.


40 posted on 03/08/2012 2:37:13 PM PST by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: tet68

They just kill their children. /s


41 posted on 03/08/2012 2:44:27 PM PST by kcvl
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To: Jack Hydrazine

You could also say that antibiotics only “suppress” an infection and do not “solve” it — but they put the body in a position of better advantage to cope. The idea of a medicine as a fix rather than as a bandage to a wounded mind so that it can heal through slower means is being presented and then bashed as a straw man here.


42 posted on 03/08/2012 2:46:10 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (Sometimes progressives find their scripture in the penumbra of sacred bathroom stall writings (Tzar))
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To: kcvl

And normally by other means than guns.


43 posted on 03/08/2012 2:46:36 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (Sometimes progressives find their scripture in the penumbra of sacred bathroom stall writings (Tzar))
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To: HiTech RedNeck
Exactly. Usually by their own hands such as drowning, driving a car into the river, chloroform, etc.!
44 posted on 03/08/2012 2:48:06 PM PST by kcvl
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To: HiTech RedNeck
Exactly. Usually by their own hands such as drowning, driving a car into the river, chloroform, etc.!
45 posted on 03/08/2012 3:03:54 PM PST by kcvl
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To: kcvl

Or the woman in a suburb close to me (Naperville IL) who drugged her children silly then suffocated them with pillows in bed, in a mad desire to get back at a husband she wasn’t getting along well with.


46 posted on 03/08/2012 3:07:08 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (Sometimes progressives find their scripture in the penumbra of sacred bathroom stall writings (Tzar))
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To: kcvl

The gunman got around:

http://pittsburgh.cbslocal.com/2012/03/08/upmc-2-dead-7-injured-in-western-psych-shooting/
There were shell casings found on the second floor as well, reportedly.
... the gunman may have been using a 9mm gun.


47 posted on 03/08/2012 3:16:28 PM PST by starvosan
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To: starvosan
Sometimes they really are out to get you...
48 posted on 03/08/2012 3:20:55 PM PST by null and void (Day 1143 of America's ObamaVacation from reality [Heroes aren't made, Frank, they're cornered...])
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To: no-to-illegals
report of an officer down .... dang it.

According to the story there are many more civilians that have suffered injures.

"Two people are reportedly dead and several are wounded"

49 posted on 03/08/2012 3:21:33 PM PST by TYVets (Pure-Gas.org ..... ethanol free gasoline by state and city)
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To: sodpoodle

So sad. Prayers to the friends and families.


50 posted on 03/08/2012 4:10:16 PM PST by mojitojoe (American by birth. Southern by the grace of God. Conservative by reason and logic.)
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