AURORA, Colo. | One of the hospitals that took victims from a movie theater shooting that killed at least 12 and injured 50 is treating gunshot wounds from a high-powered rifle and buckshot wounds.
Children’s Hospital Colorado emergency room physician Dr. Guy Upshaw says he thinks the buckshot likely came from a shotgun, but the small, metal pellets can also come from explosive devices.
Six people were brought to Children’s, ranging from 6 to 31 years, and one has since died.
Two were shot by a rifle, three had buckshot wounds and one was injured by shrapnel.
A federal law enforcement official speaking on condition of anonymity because of the ongoing investigation said the gunman had an assault rifle, a shotgun and two pistols.