Surgeons and survivors of Orlando mass shooting speak of attack

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Tuesday, June 14, 2016
Orlando hospital presser

ORLANDO, FL (KTRK) -- Surgeons and survivors of the Orlando mass shooting are speaking of the attack at a press conference at the Orlando Regional Medical Center.

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Orlando Regional Medical Center's trauma surgeons were among the first to learn of the mass shooting at Pulse nightclub and the first to respond.

A doctor who has been treating the wounded from the Orlando nightclub shooting says he would be surprised if the death toll doesn't rise.

Dr. Michael Cheatham said at a news conference Tuesday that six people are still critically ill at the hospital. He says they are doing everything they can for them and he asked people to pray for them.

Cheatham says described great support at the hospital, saying there was "never a time we were without anything we needed." He also says the facility escalated from two operating rooms to six within 30 to 60 minutes to care for the flood of patients.

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