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Orlando Injuries Were Severe, but Trauma Care Was Nearby

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In a scene more like a battlefield than an emergency room in a large American city, dozens of people hit by gunfire poured into the Orlando Regional Medical Center in the dark predawn hours of Sunday morning, lining the hallways and filling the operating rooms.
On Sunday, the casualties came to the medical center in two waves, the first around 2 a.m., shortly after the shooting started. Victims arrived several to an ambulance or in cars or trucks driven by people on the scene. The second wave, victims who had been trapped in the club with the gunman, arrived about 5 a.m., after police blasted through a wall in the club and killed the assailant.
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