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Louie's shooting victims recovering at home

Police and emergency personal surround the scene of a shooting on the east side of Lake Hefner in Oklahoma City, Thursday, May 24, 2018. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman
Police and emergency personal surround the scene of a shooting on the east side of Lake Hefner in Oklahoma City, Thursday, May 24, 2018. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman

All three victims in the shooting at Louie's on Lake Hefner are at home recovering from their wounds.

Syniah Giles, 12, was released from Children's Hospital at OU Medical Center on Tuesday night, grandfather Dennis Will said Wednesday.

A bullet went into her tailbone and traveled into the left side of her stomach, Will said.

They removed 2 to 3 inches of the girl's colon and repaired some holes in her upper and lower bowels, he said.

"She really hasn't taken to the solid foods yet without nausea," Will said.

Alex Speegle, 15, has also been released from the hospital. She was shot in the shoulder, and the bullet broke her arm, Will said.

She will have to have nerve damage repair surgery in the future, he said.

"She's got metal in her shoulder going all the way down her arm," Will said.

His daughter and Syniah Giles' mother, Natalie Giles, 39, was grazed on her arm and left breast by bullets. She was treated and released from the hospital the night of the shooting, Will said.

Syniah Giles will continue to recover at her Mustang home, he said. It's unclear what physical therapy or rehabilitation she may have to undergo, but doctors have told the family that she may have complications due to internal scarring in the future, he said.

Alexander Tilghman, 28, was shot and killed by bystanders after he approached the restaurant and opened fire on patrons outside the evening of May 24.

Matt Dinger

Matt Dinger was born and raised in Oklahoma City. He has worked in OPUBCO's News and Information Center since 2006, and has been assigned to the breaking news desk since its formation in fall 2008. He specializes in crime and police reporting. Read more ›

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