The final hospitalized victim from last month’s Lafayette theater shooting was released from the hospital Friday afternoon.
Julia “Morgan” Egedahl, 33, arrived at the Our Lady of Lourdes Regional Medical Center emergency room with life-threatening injuries and was brought immediately to surgery, where doctors operated on six gunshot wounds, a Lourdes Community Relations Department news release says.
John “Rusty” Houser, 59, opened fire at The Grand 16 Theatre during the 7 p.m. July 23 showing of “Trainwreck.” He fatally shot two people, injured nine others, including Egedahl, and then killed himself when police arrived.
The gun wounds to Egedahl caused serious fractures, lower abdominal injuries and damage to one of her lungs, the release says. Egedahl underwent two surgeries and multiple hours of rehabilitation during her 23-day stay at the hospital, the release says.
“Morgan is strong enough to be discharged to recover further at home among her family and friends,” the release says.
Egedahl, in the release, said, “Ten years ago, my friend of 24 years, Jillian Johnson, encouraged me to come make this special place called Lafayette my home. While this has been an unimaginable event in my life, I remain amazed by the people of this community.”
Johnson, 33, of Lafayette, and Mayci Breaux, 21, of Franklin, were both killed in the attack.
Egedahl added: “The prayers, the love, the help for my family have been such a touching comfort to us in our time of need and for that we are eternally grateful.”
The Egedahl family requests its privacy during her recovery, the release says.