Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Filing: Western Psych victim asked for bullet barrier - WTAE Pittsburgh

Western Psych shooting scene
Western Psych shooting scene
PITTSBURGH â€"

A receptionist wounded during a shooting rampage at a Pittsburgh mental health clinic claims in court papers that she asked whether a bullet-resistant barrier would be installed around her desk during a remodeling project.

The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (http://bit.ly/PmxZu6 ) reports Tuesday that 65-year-old Kathryn Leight made that claim in a recent filing against the estate of gunman John Shick, who was shot dead by University of Pittsburgh police during the March 8 rampage at the Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic.

Paul Wood, a spokesman for the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, disputes Leight's contention that the entry area to the clinic was remodeled two years ago, which is when she says she asked about the barrier. Wood says UPMC can't and won't comment about any conversation Leight may have had with a person she cannot now identify.

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Information from: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, http://www.post-gazette.com

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