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Gunman sought after Pitt shooting injuries several
Several injured in gunfire at University of Pittsburgh psychiatric clinic; gunman sought
By The Associated Press

PITTSBURGH (AP) ' Authorities say several people have been injured in a shooting at a psychiatric clinic at the University of Pittsburgh, and police are looking for a gunman.

Authorities did not say how many people were hit in the Thursday afternoon shooting at the Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic.

Pittsburgh-area media are reporting that at least five people were shot. It isn't clear how many gunmen might be involved. Some reports say a gunman and a police officer were among those shot.



A SWAT team is on the scene, and buildings are on lockdown. The school is on spring break.

The clinic describes itself on its website as a top academic-based psychiatric care center. Pitt's psychiatry department is part of the clinic.

THIS IS A BREAKING NEWS UPDATE. Check back soon for further information. AP's earlier story is below.

Someone opened fire Thursday afternoon at a psychiatric clinic at the University of Pittsburgh, injuring several people, police said.

Authorities did not say how many people were hit in the shooting at the Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic in the city's Oakland section. The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reported that five people were shot, among them a Pitt police officer.

SWAT team was on the scene. A street was blocked off, and the area thronged with police.

The clinic describes itself on its website as a top academic-based psychiatric care center. The University of Pittsburgh's psychiatry department is on the campus.


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