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News & Updates: Freeman High School Shooting

Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center & Children’s Hospital is caring for three victims of the Freeman High School shooting that occurred September 13. We are posting updates here.


Updated 8 p.m. | Friday, September 15, 2017

Patient Update

One patient who was injured in a shooting at Freeman High School on Wednesday remains in satisfactory condition at Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center & Children’s Hospital. In addition to the patient who was released on Thursday, a second patient was released earlier today.

The remaining family is declining all media interviews and continues to request privacy as they heal and recover from this tragedy.


Updated 6:30 a.m. | Friday, September 15, 2017

Patient Update

Two patients who were injured in a shooting at Freeman High School on Wednesday remain in satisfactory condition at Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center & Children’s Hospital. A third patient injured in the shooting was discharged from the hospital Thursday evening.

The families have declined media interviews, and continue to request privacy from the media and public as they heal and recover from this tragedy.


Updated 4:35 p.m. | Thursday, September 14, 2017

Patient Update

There has been no change in the status of three victims of yesterday’s shooting at Freeman High School; all three patients remain in satisfactory condition at Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center & Children’s Hospital. The families have declined media interviews, and have requested privacy at this difficult time.


Updated 3:05 p.m. | Thursday, September 14, 2017

Media Statement

The families of three patients being treated at Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center & Children’s Hospital following yesterday’s shooting at Freeman High School have asked Providence to share the following statement on their behalf.

We wish to express our overwhelming gratitude for the outpouring of support and love you have shown our families in our time of need. Everyone – our friends, Freeman School District, first responders, the trauma team and care providers at Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center & Children’s Hospital, the communities of Freeman and Rockford as well as Spokane – have all been phenomenal. No words can express our gratitude.

In this, our darkest hour, we feel blessed and lucky in so many ways. Our daughters are recovering from their wounds, and we know that your thoughts and prayers are with us.

Our hearts are breaking for another family in our community who lost their son. We are keeping Sam’s family in our thoughts and prayers.

Finally, we ask the media and public to respect our families’ privacy. Please give us time and space to heal and recover from this tragedy.

Thank you for the compassion and love you have shown us.


Updated 7 a.m. | Thursday, September 14, 2017

Patient Update

Three victims of yesterday’s shooting at Freeman High School remain in satisfactory condition at Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center & Children’s Hospital. The families have declined media interviews, and have requested privacy at this difficult time.


Updated 8:20 p.m. | Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Patient Update

Three victims of today’s shooting at Freeman High School remain in satisfactory condition. The families have declined all media interviews, and have requested privacy during this difficult time.

Our heartfelt condolences and ongoing prayers are with the victims, their families and the larger community.


Updated 5:05 p.m. | Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Media Release

Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center & Children’s Hospital continues to care for three victims of the Freeman High School shooting that occurred this morning. All three patients remain in satisfactory condition. One patient is undergoing surgery. The next patient update will be provided later this evening.

Providence continues to support the physical, emotional and spiritual needs of all who have been affected by this tragedy. Chaplain services have been mobilized to provide care for those impacted by today’s tragedy. Our request is that media and public respect the families’ privacy during such a difficult time, allowing patients the space and ability to heal.

Providence will be providing updates on our website as they become available: http://providence.org/Spokane.

We encourage those who wish to show support for the victims of this incident to participate in the candlelight vigil tonight at 7 p.m. at the River Park Square Atrium.


Updated 2:45 p.m. | Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Media Release

Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center & Children’s Hospital is caring for three victims of the Freeman High School shooting that occurred this morning. All patients are in stable condition. They have been admitted to the hospital and are surrounded by family and loved ones. Providence is doing everything possible to support the physical, emotional and spiritual needs of all who have been affected by this tragedy.

Our request is that media and public respect the families’ privacy during such a difficult time.

In addition to providing medical care, Providence is supporting the families and we have our chaplains mobilized to provide assistance. We have expanded our resources to provide behavioral health services in the coming days and weeks.

Responding to this tragedy has involved dozen of responders and caregivers—doctors, nurses and so many others—entire teams dedicated to providing the most compassionate care.

Our hearts and prayers go out to all the victims and their families.


Updated 12:40 p.m. | Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Freeman High School Shooting

There has been a shooting at Freeman High School near Rockford, Washington in South Spokane County. Three pediatric patients have been transported to Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center & Children's Hospital in Spokane and are in satisfactory condition.

Providence will hold a news conference at 1:30 p.m. with updates. We will post updates here as more information is available.

Our hearts and prayers go out to all of the students and families. In addition to providing medical care, Providence is supporting the families and we have our chaplains mobilized to provide assistance.

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