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Doc Still Wearing Bloody Shoes 6 Weeks After Pulse Shooting

Leon County Judge John Cooper on June 30, 2022, in a screen grab from The Florida Channel.
The Florida Channel
Front - Nicholas Sakis, MD; Joshua Corsa, MD; Shalina Golla, MD; Aura Fuentes, MD. Back - Brittany Warren, MD and surgical ICU Director, Chadwick Smith, MD

An Orlando hospital doctor is still wearing the bloody shoes he wore as he treated victims after the Pulse nightclub shooting.

Shortly after the June 12 attack, Dr. Joshua Corsa wrote a moving Facebook status and posted a photo of his sneakers that were bloodied as 44 patients from the gay nightclub were brought into Orlando Regional Medical Center. He vowed to keep wearing the shoes until the last patient leaves the hospital.

Nine patients died shortly after arriving at the hospital. Most others were discharged within weeks. Another was discharged this week, leaving one person in critical condition.

Corsa tells the Orlando Sentinel he's optimistic the patient will get better and he can finally stop wearing the shoes. But he's not sure what he'll do with the shoes.

The shooting was the worst mass shooting in modern U.S. history and left 49 victims dead an d 53 wounded.