MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Wisconsin native Carey Rottman will have another round of surgery Tuesday or Wednesday at an Aurora hospital in Colorado after surviving the mass shooting at a suburban Denver movie theater that left 12 dead and 58 injured.
Rottman's father, Dale, says doctors have told Carey it could be a year before he fully recuperates. Rottman, of Mequon, tells WTMJ radio his son had just finished recovering from a torn ligament in his opposite leg suffered about a year ago while playing basketball.
The 27-year-old Carey was one of the patients who got a visit from a half dozen Denver Broncos players Sunday. He played football at Winona State in Minnesota and faced Bronco lineman Chris Kuper's North Dakota teams.
MILWAUKEE (AP) -- A Wisconsin native is recovering after the shooting rampage at a Denver area movie theater showing the new Batman movie.
Twenty-seven-year-old Carey Rottman and his friend were wounded by the gunman who killed 12 people and wounded nearly 60 others.
Rottman posted on his Facebook page from a hospital emergency room that he was "Shot in the leg at Batman." The 27-year-old Mequon native asked, "Where is he when you need him. Please pray for everyone here."
The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports Rottman's friend was shot twice, but was recovering.
A 15-year-old Plymouth girl was in an adjacent theater when the gunman began shooting.
Katie Trakel was not hurt but tells The Sheboygan Press a stray bullet went through the wall and hit one of her friends in the arm.