More news from the Aurora shooting case…
Suspected shooter, James Holmes, was being treated by a psychiatrist at the University of Colorado where he was attending medical school before dropping out. The news comes after it was leaked to the media that a package had been mailed professor at the university.
Denver ABC news affiliate, The Denver Channel, confirms the news.
According to the source, Holmes was seeing a CU psychiatrist prior to the deadly Aurora theater attack. Holmes is suspected of shooting to death 12 people and injuring over 50 others during a midnight Friday screening of Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight Rises on July 20.
It was previously reported by FOX news that Holmes had mailed a notebook to CU. The package was addressed to Dr. Lynn Fenton, an assistant professor on the Medical Campus who also served as medical director of the campus’ Student Mental Health Service.
The spiral notebook reportedly contained drawings and notes on how he planned to carry out the massacre. The FBI has since seized Holmes’ book, as well another package.
However, up until today, it was unclear as whether or not Holmes had been treated by anyone on a mental capacity within the UC staff.
Since the shooting, all but four of the patients admitted into The Medical Center of Aurora have been released. The health facility received and treated 18 victims in total.
Of the remaining hospitalized victims, one remains in critical condition, one remains in serious condition, and two in fair condition.
One of the patients leaving the hospital, Carey Rottman, released the following statement:
“Thank you for your outpouring of support for the Aurora theatre shooting victims … Although I am leaving the hospital, my family, friends and I have important healing ahead of us and need to do this privately.”