The Western Psych shootings

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On March 8, 2012, John Shick, dressed in a tan trenchcoat and carrying two semiautomatic 9 mm handguns, walked into the lobbby of Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic in Oakland and opened fire, shooting a receptionist four times, and occupational therapist Michael Schaab in the chest.

Within a minute, someone in the building called 911, drawing Pitt police to the building. They would eventually kill him in a hail of gunfire, but not before Mr. Shick shot four more people.

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First Published March 27, 2012 4:00 AM


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