MONTEREY PARK, Calif. - One of the shooting victims in the Lunar New Year massacre in Monterey Park apparently wanted to rush his recovery from Saturday's horrific incident – all because he needed to be back at work, according to California Governor Gavin Newsom.
During a visit to Monterey Park, about a day after a gunman entered a ballroom dance studio opened fire and killed at least 11 people, Newsom shared a story with FOX 11's Elex Michaelson on an interaction the California Governor had with one of the shooting victims in the hospital.
"The first thing [the patient] said to me is, 'How many days I'm going to be in here?' And I immediately asked the doctor to come in." Newsom recalled. "And it wasn't for medical reasons. He was asking financial. He said, 'I can't afford to be here. I got to get out of here. I don't have the money.' And then the next question he asks is, 'What can I do tomorrow? I'm supposed to be at work.'"
While Newsom didn't give away that specific patient's identity, the Governor said that the shooting survivor is expected to be OK.
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