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Sutherland Springs Victim Ryland Ward Goes Home

After 2 months in the hospital Ryland Ward will go home

Five-year-old Ryland Ward was shot five times in Sutherland Springs.

Ryland Ward, the last hospitalized victim of the Sutherland Springs church shooting, will leave University Hospital in San Antonio today.

Assistant Fire Chief Rusty Duncan of Stockdale will drive the 6-year-old boy home in a fire truck.

Stockdale Fire Chief Edwin Baker said Duncan was the first responder who rescued Ryland from the church following the shooting Nov. 5.

“Ryland actually reached and grabbed Rusty’s pants leg, and Rusty reached down and pulled him out,” he said.

Ryland was shot five times, and he underwent multiple surgeries. He lost his step-mother and two sisters in the shooting.

“Rusty went to the hospital to see how he was doing, and as his recovery progressed they grew a bond between each other,” Baker said.

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