A former officer has been identified as the assailant in the Wheeling shooting that took place Wednesday in West Virginia. The Intelligencer Wheeling News-Register shared the details on Oct. 9.
Thomas Piccard was killed during the Wheeling shooting Wednesday afternoon. Piccard has worked as a police officer in the area for a number of years, but resigned in July 2000. A motive for the shooting has not yet been revealed.
Piccard fired some 20 shots into the U.S. Federal Building from across the street. Piccard was shot and killed by a court security officer. Three guards at the building received minor injuries, seemingly from glass breaking during the incident. They were all treated and released.
Yahoo! News indicates that Thomas Piccard had served more than 20 years on the force prior to his 2000 retirement. He is said to have used an assault-type rifle in the Wheeling shooting. There are some indications that Thomas Piccard may have also been targeting the nearby YWCA building during the Wheeling shooting. The investigation continues.