More than a dozen victims of the Las Vegas shooting remain in critical condition, with at least two paralyzed patients, according to reports released late Tuesday.
Hospital officials at Sunrise Hospital & Medical Center told The Wall Street Journal that they have carried out 10 surgeries on patients with head injuries, many of which were in very serious condition when they arrived. Two of the victims have been paralyzed from gunshot wounds to the back, requiring multiple surgeries.
“We won’t know for a few days, what level or how far along they are,” Sunrise Hospital’s medical director Dave MacIntyre told The WSJ. “They are the most serious.”
Things have started to calm down after the main rush of victims, and MacIntyre said he is finally starting to learn the victims’ stories.
“We are getting to meet them for the first time, what are their names, where they are from,” he said. “We knew nothing about them other than gunshot wound to the head, neck, chest, abdomen, pelvis.”
Sunrise received 214 patients out of several hundred victims. Sixty-seven victims still remain in the hospital, among which 33 are in critical condition. Fifteen patients have already passed away at this hospital.
Authorities identified 64-year-old Stephen Paddock of Mesquite, Nev. as the suspected gunman in the shooting that left 58 dead and more than 500 wounded Sunday night at a country concert.
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