According to the study, the average victim suffered 4.1 gunshot wounds.
Transported to Hospital
Only 12% of victims were transported to the hospital and had a medical procedure performed.
Potentially Preventable Deaths
The study determined that 32 victims (15%) could have potentially survived their wounds, if they had gotten access to pre-hospital care within 10 minutes, or definitive trauma care within an hour.
Head and Torso Wounds
The study determined 137 of the victims (64%) sustained gunshot wounds to the head and torso.
Only 13 victims (6%) had a gunshot wound to a vascular structure in an extremity. Extremity wounds are more common in combat situations, where shots are fired from a distance. But in civilian public mass shooting fatalities, they are rare because of close proximity.
The most common cause of death was brain injury (52%).
The most commonly injured organ in those with potentially preventable deaths was the lung (59%).
Spinal Cord Injury
The second most commonly injured organ in those with potentially preventable deaths was the spinal cord (24%).
The victims incurred a total of 877 gunshot wounds and 235 fatal wounds.(24%).