- Associated Press - Tuesday, October 13, 2015

ROSEBURG, Ore. (AP) - The youngest victim wounded in the Umpqua Community College mass shooting has been discharged from a hospital.

Mercy Medical Center in Roseburg said Tuesday that 16-year-old Cheyeanne Fitzgerald, who was shot once in the back, has gone home. Because the bullet lodged in Fitzgerald’s kidney, doctors had to remove the organ.

The gunman in the Oct. 1 shooting killed eight students and a teacher and wounded nine others before killing himself.

One other victim, 19-year-old Julie Woodworth, remains hospitalized. PeaceHealth Sacred Heart Medical Center in Springfield said on Tuesday that Woodworth was upgraded from critical to serious condition. Woodworth was shot multiple times, including in the head, knees and arms.

Hospital officials said she has undergone multiple surgeries and can now breathe on her own but she cannot talk or walk.

Copyright © 2018 The Washington Times, LLC.

The Washington Times Comment Policy

The Washington Times is switching its third-party commenting system from Disqus to Spot.IM. You will need to either create an account with Spot.im or if you wish to use your Disqus account look under the Conversation for the link "Have a Disqus Account?". Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.

 

Click to Read More

Click to Hide