LAFAYETTE, LA (WAFB) - Lafayette General Medical Center held a news conference at 1 p.m. Friday to provide updates on the patients received, being treated and released after Thursday night's theater shooting.
Hospital officials said five patients were sent to their facility. Two of those were immediately released. The other three are all listed in stable condition. One of those is in intensive care. They said the other six victims went to two other hospitals in the area.
Officials also said one of the victims was shot in the stomach, while the other patients had injuries to the arms, legs, etc. They said a Lafayette General employee who was at the theater transported one victim in his own vehicle.
They added many people associated with the hospital knew the two victims who died as a result of the shooting.
"We've seen dramatic decreases in funding for mental health services in the US and lack of service for patients," the hospital president said.
Services are available to members of the community who were affected by the tragedy. They can call 337-262-4100.