The last couple years have seen high profile mass shootings and terrorist attacks — Aurora, Newtown, Boston.
Here in Pittsburgh we’ve seen the same. Last year a gunman opened fire at Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic, killing one person and injuring seven. And in 2009, a man walked into an aerobics class at an L.A. Fitness and started shooting, killing three women and injuring nine.
There are also regular incidents of community and street violence. Last month a gunman injured two women and killed a 15-month-old in the East Hills.