Kentucky school shooting victim dies after flown to Vanderbilt, 5 others being treated

(FOX 17 News)


Vanderbilt doctors said one of the patients flown to the hospital after receiving a severe gunshot wound to the head in a Kentucky school shooting has since died.

A trauma doctor said the 15-year-old male received a non-survival gunshot wound in the shooting at Marshall County High School, which claimed the life of another female student and injured 18 others. Kentucky State Police identified the victims as Bailey Nicole Holt, 15, and Preston Ryan Cope, 15,

Doctors said the remaining four patients flown to Vanderbilt University Medical Center are expected to survive from their injuries. They are in critical, but stable condition. The patients are all male, ranging in age from 15 to 18 years old.

At 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Monroe Carell Jr Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt received another patient by ground. She is listed in stable condition.

As for the parents, the chief trauma doctor said they are “traumatized in a way only parents can be.”

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Five victims of a school shooting in rural Kentucky are being treated at Vanderbilt University medical center.

Gunfire rang out at Marshall County High School Tuesday morning. One person was killed in the shooting. The suspect was taken into custody by a Marshall County Sheriff’s officer, Kentucky State Police confirmed.

All five patients were flown into Vanderbilt. Right now, there’s no word on their condition.

A news briefing is scheduled for 2 p.m. CST where a hospital spokeswoman said the conditions of the patients will be released.

FOX 17 News will carry that news conference a live online and on Facebook. A livestream will be embedded in this story.

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