Sparks, NV (KRNV & MyNews4.com) -- After a day of unspeakable tragedy at Sparks Middle School there is some good news coming out of Renown Regional Medical center tonight. The two victims brought to the hospital from the school this morning are both listed in stable and are expected to survive. All thanks to the quick actions of first responders, and doctors at the hospital.
Hospital officials tell us that two patients both 12 year old middle school students, were transported to Renown by REMSA at about 7:45 this morning.
Washoe County Emergency Manager Tracy tells News 4 that REMSO was already staged prior to the shooting in a nearby neighborhood where they had been assisting with an officer involved shooting.
According to Moore one of the paramedics was what is known as a "tactical paramedic," meaning he was trained specifically for these types of incidents.
Both victims brought to Renown had sustained gunshot wounds and were assessed and listed in critical condition. They were met by a trauma team who according to Myron Gomez are well versed in how to handle these incidents.
At the 11 A.M. press conference we learned that one of the victims had undergone surgery and was, “doing well,” according to Ron Miller of Sparks Police Department.
According to WCSD Emergency Manager Tracy Moore one of the victims sustained a gunshot went to his lower abdomen the other to the upper torso area.
Moore also tells News 4 one of the victims was actually trying to assist that brave teacher when the gunman shot him.