The boyfriend of 19-year-old Julie Woodworth says he received a text message from his girlfriend about an hour before she was shot by the deranged gunman at Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, Oregon. Woodworth is now fighting for her life at a hospital in Eugene, Oregon, after being shot 10 times, including once in the head. The beautiful 19-year-old student is still in critical condition with swelling of the brain and a partially detached skull.
The Daily Mail reports exclusively that 19-year-old Julie Woodworth was shot by the Oregon gunman at the Roseburg community college 10 times. On the morning of the brutal massacre, the young woman sent her boyfriend, Tyler Clark, a text message that read, “Good morning baby. I’m just getting ready. I love you.” before heading to class. Little did Clark know at the time, but this would be the last message he would receive from Woodworth before learning of her fate.
Clark says that Woodworth is still in a Eugene hospital suffering from 10 gunshot wounds. He notes that one bullet went through her head and that doctors claim she has swelling of the brain and a partially detached skull.
“She has swelling on the brain. Part of her skull is detached but the doctors can’t do anymore until the swelling goes down.”
Clark notes that Woodworth was excited about her new start in college and was in professor Levine’s doomed writing class when the shooter entered and killed the teacher in front of the startled class. The gunman then went on to kill eight of Woodworth’s classmates and injure multiple others.
Clark says that sadly, he didn’t see the message from Woodworth until after the shooting took place. He claims that when he heard the news of the shooting he immediately went to check his phone for missed messages or calls from Julie. However, the last message received was from before class. Therefore, he rushed to the fairgrounds where survivors were being taken by bus. As bus after bus arrived on the scene, Julie was nowhere to be found.
“I went down to the [Douglas] fairground where they were taking survivors and I saw bus after bus come in but she wasn’t on any of them.”
Clark says he waited for the last bus to arrive and sadly Julie was not on it. He was then told that all of the injured were taken to the Eugene hospital ICU and to check there. Once at he hospital, Clark learned the fate of his girlfriend of two years, she had been shot 10 times and once through the head and was in critical condition.
The boyfriend said he was eventually allowed to see his injured girlfriend and that he was’t prepared for what he saw. Clark noted that Julie was badly wounded and was “all messed up.” He says she had multiple tubes coming from her body and looked like she had lost 10 pounds.
For reasons currently unknown to Woodworth’s family, it seems that the young woman was treated with particular cruelty by the gunman. It was noted that she was shot through each of her limbs and her head during the attack. Clark says that his girlfriend is Catholic, but he doesn’t know if that has anything to do with the manner in which she was shot.
Though Julie has severe injuries, Clark is hopeful that she will make a full recovery as she is a “fighter.”
“Julie is fighting. She’s so determined and if she says she’s going to do something, it will get done.”
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