One dead, two injured in Pennsylvania hospital shooting

A shooting at Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital campus in Yeadon, Pennsylvania Thursday left one mental health caseworker dead, a doctor wounded and the suspected shooter critically injured, the Delaware County Daily Times reported. Richard Plotts, 49, of Upper Darby, Pennsylvania, who was a patient at Sister Marie Lenahan Wellness Center where the shooting occurred, allegedly shot and killed his caseworker, Theresa Hunt, 53, of Philadelphia. Then, Plotts' doctor, Lee Silverman, who works at the hospital's outpatient psychiatric facility, pulled his own weapon and shot the patient, twice in the torso and once in the arm. Plotts has a history of psychiatric problems and a criminal record, including illegal possession of firearms and drug violations, authorities told the newspaper. He was taken into custody after SWAT and tactical teams swept the scene. Yeadon Police Chief Donald Molineux said local law enforcement agencies conducted an active shooter drill at the hospital just eight months ago. "That worked in our favor today," Molineux said. Article

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