Colo. doctors treating rifle and buckshot wounds

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Associated Press

Posted on July 20, 2012 at 11:01 AM

Updated Friday, Jul 20 at 11:02 AM

AURORA, Colo. (AP) — 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.

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