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Mercy Wellness Center Shooting

Mercy-Fitzgerald Hospital.

Man Charged With Killing Caseworker Moved To Prison

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.

08/08/2014

Police investigate shooting on campus of medical facility in Delaware County on July 24, 2014. (credit: Matt Rivers)

Viewing Held For Woman Killed In Mercy Wellness Center Shooting

The viewing for 53-year-old Theresa Hunt was held at the John Stretch Funeral Home in Havertown.

07/30/2014

Mercy-Fitzgerald Hospital.

Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital Mum on Changes To Security Procedures

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.

07/29/2014

Thursday's Shooting At Medical Facility In Delaware County (credit: Chopper 3)

Superintendent Chitwood On Wellness Center Shooting: Suspect ‘Was Ready For Mass Murder’

Chitwood indicated that the suspect, Richard Plotts, has a long history of violence.

07/28/2014

Police investigate shooting on campus of medical facility in Delaware County on July 24, 2014. (credit: Matt Rivers)

Delco DA: 2 More Guns Found At Home Of Alleged Wellness Center Shooter

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.

07/26/2014

(Police gather near a doorway of Mercy Wellness Center following a shooting there.  Photo by Pat Loeb)

Health: Security Concerns In Wake Of Mercy Wellness Center Shooting

The medical center shooting in Darby has raised new concerns about security at health care facilities.

07/25/2014

(Delaware County DA Jack Whelan speaks with reporters about the Mercy Wellness Center shooting.  Photo by David Madden)

Delco DA Credits Armed Doc With Averting Wider Hospital Bloodbath

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.

07/25/2014

Mercy-Fitzgerald Hospital.

Area Medical Facilities Consider Higher Security In Wake of Fatal Shooting

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.

07/25/2014

Police investigate shooting on campus of medical facility in Delaware County on July 24, 2014. (credit: Matt Rivers)

Neighbors Mourn Caseworker Killed In Medical Facility Shooting In Delaware County

Neighbors paint a picture of a woman who loved her job and was dedicated to it.

07/24/2014

Mercy-Fitzgerald Hospital.

Officials ID Caseworker Killed In Medical Facility Shooting In Delaware County

A female employee was killed in a shooting at a Delaware County medical facility.

07/24/2014

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