Last Orlando Shooting Survivor Released from Hospital

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As we head into fall, the last survivor from the Orlando shootings is discharged

Nearly two months after the horrible events that took place in Orlando, where a gunman took aim at innocent patrons of a LGBTQ nightclub, the last survivor has been discharged from the hospital.

According to Orlando Health, the patient had been at the hospital since the carnage happened on June 12. After all this time, the survivor was finally allowed to go home. Apparently, the person is doing well enough to heal – away from the direct care of doctors and nurses.

No further details were provided by the hospital.

In a statement put out on Twitter, Orlando Health did share: “Our hearts and prayers are with the shooting victims and their families.”

The statement also reads: “As of Tuesday, September 6, 2016, Orlando Regional Medical Center reports that all 35 Pulse victims who were patients at Orlando Regional Medical Center have been discharged.”

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They also included some information for context:

“Since the incident, surgeons performed 76 operations on the victims. “Our hearts and prayers are with the PULSE nightclub victims and their families as we continue to stand in support of our community.”

Sadly, fifty-three people were injured and forty-nine were slaughtered in the shooting at Pulse Night Club, a popular destination point for many within the Orlando LGBTQ community. A large number of those injured and/or killed happened to be Latino.

This announcement comes after Orlando Health recently stated they would not be charging any of the patients directly for medical bills. Federal and state officials continue to investigate the events surrounding the Orlando shootings, including reports that some victims may have been trapped inside of the dance club during the long police stand-off.

Both the Attorney General and the FBI have described what happened in Orlando as a hate crime. Gay Pop Buzz will continue to monitor events. Our hearts and prayers go out to all who were impacted.

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