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All patients released from Littleton hospital after STEM Shooting

Littleton Adventist Hospital said on Sunday that the final injured student from STEM School Highlands Ranch was released from the hospital.
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Littleton Adventist Hospital announced Sunday afternoon that all patients taken there had been released; all but one had been released.

One student, 18-year-old Kendrick Castillo, was killed and eight others shot and injured at STEM School Highlands Ranch on Tuesday last week. Two shooters walked into the campus’ high school at South Ridgeline Boulevard and Plaza Drive at around 1:50 p.m. Tuesday and opened fire on their classmates in “two separate locations,” according to Douglas County Sheriff Tony Spurlock.

Littleton Adventist Hospital received five patients after the shooting, three patients were discharged on Tuesday, one on Friday and the final on Sunday, according to a press release from the hospital.

"This is a terrible event," Spurlock said. "This is something that no one wants to have happen in their community ... and we will get to the bottom of it to figure out how and what has occurred."

The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office said the youngest victim in the shooting is 15 years old.

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Castillo, who was set to finish his senior classwork near the end of this month, was shot when classmates said he lunged at one of the gunmen, which gave other students time to get underneath their desks or run away to safety.

In an interview with NBC on Wednesday, Castillo’s parents, John and Maria Castillo, said they were very proud their only son did what he had to do to protect other students when one of two gunmen walked into a ninth period class and started firing.

Children’s Hospital Colorado said it received a victim at its South Campus location who was treated and released, a hospital spokesperson told 9NEWS.

Sky Ridge Medical Center said it treated two juvenile patients. Both have since been discharged.

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