Dr. Andre Campbell

Doctor treating YouTube shooting victims speaks out against gun violence: ‘The reality is we have to deal with this all the time’

A trauma surgeon treating three people shot Tuesday at YouTube headquarters in San Bruno expressed frustration with the current state of gun violence, lamenting that mass shootings have become a common occurrence.

According to SFGate, Dr. Andre Campbell, a trauma surgeon at San Francisco General, spoke with reporters outside the hospital’s emergency department. There, he revealed that the hospital had admitted had three shooting victims: a man in critical condition, a woman in serious condition, and another woman in stable condition.

Dr. Cambell told reporters that all three patients had suffered two gunshot wounds. But the 23-year-old veteran also took the opportunity to speak out against gun violence.

“The reality is we have to deal with this all the time,” Dr. Andre Campbell said.  “We have to deal with the families, the injuries. We have to deal with this constantly.”

“This is a terrible day in the United States when once again we have a multiple casualty situation.”

The visibly upset doctor went on to point out that, week after week, a mass shooting occurs and he’s called to the same place to brief a spattering of reporters. He said the difference this time is that this shooting has the media’s attention, according to the newspaper.

“Once again, we are confronted with a specter of a mass casualty situation here in the city and county,” Campbell said, adding that he doesn’t have all the answers but is pleased that a national conversation about this growing trend is underway.

“This is unfortunate and it continues. You’d think after we’ve seen Las Vegas, Parkland, the Pulse nightclub shooting, that we would see an end to this. But we have not.”

[Featured Image: Dr. Andre Campbell/KGO video screengrab]