• Western Psych shooting suit plaintiffs to share $500K


    Victims of a shooting rampage at a University of Pittsburgh psychiatric clinic will share a $500,000 settlement from the deceased gunman's estate.

    According to Channel 11’s news exchange partners at TribLIVE, court records filed Monday state John Shick's renter's insurance policy will pay nearly $63,000 to each of the five victims or their families, and three others who claimed emotional distress.

    The 30-year-old gunman walked into Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic on March 8, 2012, and opened fire, killing a therapist and wounding four others. Police shot and killed Shick.

    Allegheny County Judge Stanton Wettick is expected to approve the settlement Friday.

    An attorney representing 66-year-old Kathryn Leight, a receptionist who survived a gunshot to the chest, called the $500,000 sum "inadequate." Calls to others involved in the lawsuit weren't immediately returned.

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