Last patient from Sutherland Springs shootings goes home

January 11, 2018

We are very happy to announce that the last of the patients treated at University Hospital from the Sutherland Springs shootings was released today.

Ryland Ward, 6, was discharged Thursday.

Five adults and four children injured in the Nov. 5 shooting were brought to University Hospital’s Level I trauma center. One pediatric patient died. The others were subsequently were treated and discharged over the next two months, with Ryland the last.

Brooke Army Medical Center, also a Level I trauma center in partnership with University Health System to serve our region, treated eight patients. All have been released.

Ryland and his family are happy to be going home. Many of us at University Health System who have been touched by the strength and spirit of Ryland and the other Sutherland Springs patients celebrate this milestone with them and their families.

Thank you for your interest in these patients and their families who endured great pain and suffering in the wake of this senseless act.