Umpqua Community College patients at Riverbend expected to survive

Two Umpqua Community College shooting victims remain in critical condition and one is in stable condition, medical officials said during a press conference at Sacred Heart Medical Center at Riverbend on Friday morning.

It is unknown when they will leave the hospital, but all three patients are expected to survive.

The three patients, all of whom are women, were transferred yesterday from Mercy Hospital via LifeFlight in Roseburg, said Riverbend trauma surgeon Dr. Scott Russi.

The first patient arived at 1 p.m. yesterday. A total of 63 medical personnel worked on the patients.

Although all patients are expected to survive, one patient with a gun shot wound to the head may not be able to speak or understand language, Russi said.

One of the patients who was shot in the spine and was awake upon arrival showed she was emotionally disturbed by the events that transpired, Russi said.

All three patients will receive psychological counseling for emotional trauma. The two patients in critical condition are still in the Intensive Care Unit. The patient in stable condition is now in the medical ward.

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