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ABC News interviewed Dr. Michael Rodriguez, UCLA Fielding School of Public Health professor of community health sciences, about the realities of treating gunshot victims, including children and those shot multiple times
The mass shooting at an elementary school in Uvalde, Texas, Tuesday left 21 people dead -- including 19 students and two teachers -- and 17 additional people injured.
As of Thursday, at least six people remain hospitalized including three children and one adult at University Hospital in San Antonio and two adults at Brooke Army Medical Center in Fort Sam Houston.
And while all gunshot victims receive the same core care, there are differences when it comes to treating pediatric patients compared to adults.