Colorado Shooting Victim Gives Birth

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(Reuters) – A 21-year-old woman who escaped injury in the Colorado theater shooting rampage gave birth to a boy on Tuesday while her husband was in the same hospital in a medically induced coma with a gunshot wound to the head.

Katie Medley and her husband, Caleb, were at a showing of “The Dark Knight Rises,” in the Denver suburb of Aurora when a gunman opened fire during a midnight showing early on Friday. Twelve people, including a 6-year-old girl, were killed and 58 wounded.

Twenty people remained hospitalized on Tuesday. Seven were in critical condition and two in serious condition.

Caleb Medley, a 23-year-old aspiring comedian, was listed in critical condition on Tuesday at University of Colorado Denver Hospital. A website set up to raise money for his care because the Medleys have no health insurance,, said he had lost his right eye, suffered brain damage and was in a medically induced coma.

Caleb’s wife gave birth in the same hospital where he was being treated.

A spokeswoman for the hospital relayed the following statement from the Medleys: “The family is excited to say that Hugo Jackson Medley was born at 7:11 a.m. (Mountain Time, 0911 EDT) this morning. Both mom and baby are doing great.”

The alleged shooter in the massacre, James Eagan Holmes, 24, was arrested behind the theater shortly after the incident and was in court for the first time on Monday.

Authorities have not determined a motive for the shooting spree.


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