The Aurora movie theater shooting during a midnight screening of "The Dark Night Rises" left 12 dead and 58 injured. Now, nearly two weeks later, 10 victims still remain hospitalized -- two of which are in critical condition.
The Denver Post reports that one patient remains at the University of Colorado Hospital, two at Swedish Medical Center, three at the Medical Center of Aurora and one at Denver Health Medical Center, all ranging from critical to fair condition, as of Wednesday.
All patients admitted to the Children's Hospital of Colorado have been released.
Just days after the massacre took place, three local hospitals that treated victims of the Aurora shooting said they would limit or completely wipe out victims' medical bills, The Associated Press reported. Then last week, a fourth hospital said it would waive co-pays for shooting victims, according to 7News.
For patients without health insurance, Children's Hospital of Colorado announced that it would accept donations and use its charity care fund to cover medical expenses. For patients with insurance, they hospital said it would waive all co-pays.
Parker Adventist Hospital said they would forgive part of the medical bills not covered by insurance for theater shooting victims.
Medical Center of Aurora and Swedish Medical Center both said they would limit or eliminate some charges based on individual circumstances of the patients.
Denver Health Medical Center and University of Colorado have not said specifically if they would assist shooting victims, but The Associated Press reports that they are the state's top two safety net hospitals and in 2011 provided a combined $750 million in free care.
The victims being treated at area hospitals ranged in age from 4 months old to 45 years old, according to 7News, and many were transported to hospitals directly by police officers who were waiting for ambulances at the movie theater after the shooting took place on July 20.
While some ambulances were quickly called to duty, The Associated Press reports that there were critical ambulance delays during those early minutes just after the shooting. It remains unclear if a faster response time would have saved more lives that Friday night.
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