TEMPLE — Four patients continue to receive care from wounds sustained in Wednesday's Fort Hood shooting at the Scott & White Memorial Hospital.

According to hospital officials, one patient is in good condition and will most likely be discharged today. The three patients previously listed in critical condition have been upgraded to fair condition and are expected to remain in the hospital for the next several days.

Five patients have been discharged from the hospital.

Dr. Matthew Davis said during a news conference Thursday that he's optimistic none of the three critically wounded patients being treated at the Temple hospital will succumb to their injuries.

A hospital spokesman says three victims from Wednesday's shooting at the Army base remain in critical condition, two are fair and four are in good condition.

The other victims are being treated elsewhere and the extent of their injuries is unclear.

Hospital officials report that eight males and one female suffered a variety of injuries to the neck, chest, abdomen, and other extremities.

Three patients are listed in critical condition, two are in fair condition, and four are in good condition.

The incident began just after 4 p.m. when the gunman, identified by Fort Hood officials as a soldier in the 13th Sustainment Command, opened fire in the 1st Medical Brigade area.

The AP contributed to this report.

Contact Vanessa Lynch at vlynch@kdhnews.com or 254-501-7567.

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