The nurse and pharmacy technician from Hawthorne, California, who was shot in his chest and face during a routine operation, has received a letter from the hospital that says he is in “incapacitated, critical condition.”
“I am in critical condition and cannot walk,” wrote the letter to the patient, who is not identified in the letter.
“I have not been able to speak since surgery.”
The letter is dated October 10, 2017 and includes a picture of the patient.
The patient’s name has not been released, but he was identified by the Los Angeles Times as Patrick “Pat” DeLuca.
The letter states that he was in the ICU on Oct. 5, 2017.
DeLucas was treated at the University of California San Diego Medical Center for a “medical emergency” and underwent surgery on Oct 5.
The hospital said the hospital was notified of the shooting by the Hawthorne Fire Department.
It’s unclear what led to the shooting.
The Los Angeles County District Attorney’s office has not said whether the incident is being investigated.
Hawthorne Police Chief Robert Smith said officers were called to the hospital after receiving a call from the patient’s mother, who had been told her son was in danger.
Officers arrived at the scene and determined that DeLucae had been shot multiple times in the neck and chest, Smith said.
Officers then found the man dead on the hospital floor, Smith added.
The Hawthorne Daily News reported that DeLuca was taken to a local hospital and was in critical but stable condition.
He was identified as Patrick DeLucus by family members, according to the newspaper.
“It is with deep sadness that we learn of this tragedy,” the Hawthorn Fire Department wrote in a statement.
“Pat was a beloved and devoted family man and our thoughts and prayers are with the DeLuces family during this time.”
The Hawthorn Times reported that an ambulance and two SWAT officers responded to the scene.
The department’s Facebook page has been deleted, and police did not immediately respond to CNN’s request for comment.
The office of the district attorney in Los Angeles confirmed the incident to CNN and said that DeSaula was being investigated by the district.
The district attorney’s office is investigating.
The incident is the latest in a string of deadly police shootings across the country.
In September, a police officer in the small town of Pueblo, Colorado, was shot and killed by another officer after he allegedly brandished a gun and demanded a gun rights rally.
On Monday, a man was shot to death by a police sniper in a suburb of Chicago.
And in May, a Missouri woman died after being struck by a bullet fired by a state trooper in the back during an armed standoff.