A shooting victim arrives by helicopter.

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A nurse stands by during the two-and-a-half hour surgery. The patient survived.

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A shooting victim arrives by helicopter.

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Photographs from a story on the Medstar trauma unit in Washington Hospital Center, one of the top trauma treatment facilities in the country. The story follows the life-saving treatment of a 20-year-old man who is medevacked to the center with a .38 calibre bullet to the chest.