Last Uvalde School Shooting Victim Leaves Hospital After More Than Two Months
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The last surviving victim of the Uvalde school shooting has left hospital more than two months after the horrific attack.
10-year-old Mayah Zamora had been in critical condition when she was brought to University Health San Antonio hospital in the wake of the terrible school shooting.
At the time her family said it was a miracle that she was still alive, having been wounded in the shooting which claimed the lives of 19 children and two adults at Robb Elementary School on 24 May.
It was the second deadliest school shooting in US history after the Sandy Hook massacre in which 26 people were killed.
Now the hospital has posted a video on Twitter showing Mayah heading home to applause and chants of her name from the staff as she passed out roses before getting into a car.
Writing on a GoFundMe page set up to raise money for Mayah's treatment, her family said she had a 'long road to recovery' including numerous surgeries .
At the time of writing they have raised more than $109,000 and are aiming to reach $150,000 in donations to fund Mayah's medical bills.
Mayah's condition was upgraded by hospital staff from 'serious' to 'fair' in June, and now she gets to go home with her family.
During her stay in hospital she was visited by music star Kevin Fowler after he heard from hospital staff that Mayah's family had been booked to attend one of his concerts.
In a series of tweets about the visit he called the 10-year-old 'the most amazing little girl', saying he'd been to visit her as she recovered from 'multiple bullet wounds'.
He also urged people to chip in for the family if they could in order to help the Zamoras get through the difficult times.
An investigation into the Uvalde shooting has been launched to determine exactly what happened and why the horrific tragedy unfolded as it did.
Surveillance footage showing what was happening inside the school has been released as it depicts the chilling moment the shooter entered Robb Elementary School.
A major criticism of the response to the school shooting is how long it took officers to confront the shooter.
Steven McCraw, director of Texas Department of Public Safety, said the police made the 'wrong decision' by not going in sooner.
The shooter entered the school shortly after 11:30am and it wasn't until 12:51pm that officers finally breached the classrooms where he was located.
The investigation is ongoing.
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