Mercy Wellness Center Shooting
The man accused of killing his caseworker and causing a Delaware County medical center to be put on lockdown is out of the hospital and in prison.
The viewing for 53-year-old Theresa Hunt was held at the John Stretch Funeral Home in Havertown.
Richard Plotts was able to walk into the Mercy Wellness Center carrying a gun that authorities say he used to killed his mental health caseworker and injure Dr. Lee Silverman before Silverman pulled his own gun and fired back.
Chitwood indicated that the suspect, Richard Plotts, has a long history of violence.
Authorities have found two more guns at the home of a man suspected of killing his caseworker and grazing his psychiatrist before the doctor pulled out his own weapon and fired back.
The medical center shooting in Darby has raised new concerns about security at health care facilities.
Delaware County DA Jack Whelan says it was a good thing Silverman was armed, apparently against hospital policy, because Plotts had 39 spare bullets on him.
Even before this incident, a coalition of more than 60 hospitals in the Philadelphia area would meet regularly to talk about events that could disrupt care — everything from an “active shooter” incident to transit strikes and snowstorms.
Neighbors paint a picture of a woman who loved her job and was dedicated to it.
A female employee was killed in a shooting at a Delaware County medical facility.