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Investigation reveals Pittsburgh shooter's mental history

March 14, 2012
by Nick Zubko, Associate Editor
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Some new information has been introduced involving Friday's shooting at Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic in Pittsburgh, which left one therapist dead and six others wounded before police officers shot and killed the alleged gunman.

The Associated Press reported yesterday that the suspect had been committed to a mental health facility for treatment following a 2009 police altercation. After his mental health evaluation, a judge ordered him to undergo up to 180 days of mental health treatment.

While there's plenty of speculation in the media, officials from Western Psychiatric Institute are still refusing to say whether he was actually a patient at the facility.

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Nick Zubko is associate editor of Behavioral Healthcare.