Pa. woman’s new suit details shooter-UPMC contacts

PITTSBURGH (AP) — An amended lawsuit filed by a receptionist wounded during a mass shooting at a Pittsburgh psychiatric hospital last year details the gunman’s previous contacts with other University of Pittsburgh Medical Center doctors and facilities before he killed one person and wounded five others.

UPMC officials have not immediately commented on the 89-page amended complaint first reported Monday by the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (http://bit.ly/ZRDbiq ). The complaint was filed late Friday by Mark Homyak, the attorney for wounded receptionist Kathryn Leight and her husband.

The complaint, based on medical records obtained by Homyak, details the disturbing relationship that gunman John Shick had with UPMC’s facilities and providers.

Shick, who was fatally shot by campus police to end the March 2012 seige, was a schizophrenic who allegedly blamed UPMC for not diagnosing various illnesses from which the deluded gunman wrongly believe he was suffering.

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

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