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April 3rd, 2014
05:20 PM ET

Doctor treating Ft. Hood victims: How could this possibly happen again?

(CNN) – Nine victims wounded in Wednesday's Fort Hood shooting were taken to Scott & White Memorial Hospital in nearby Temple. Three that were in critical condition – one with injuries to the neck, another to the spine and the third to the abdomen – have now been moved to serious condition, said Dr. Matthew Davis, medical director of trauma services.

When Davis first heard of the rampage, he said his first reaction was, "How could this possibly happen again?"

But very quickly, Davis and his colleagues drew on their training.

"You move to resolve, and determination to make sure you have your systems in place to care for these patients appropriately," Davis said in an interview with CNN's "The Lead with Jake Tapper." "We set up our command center and got going."

Of the three who were in critical, and now serious condition, Davis said there is concern that two may have "lingering potential disabilities," though cautioned it is too early to be definitive. All three will face extensive rehabilitation, he added.

As for the other six victims taken to Scott & White Memorial, four were discharged today.

"The other two are in good spirits and have been gracious, as usual, for the Fort Hood soldiers," said Davis.

"I think that the thing that we're cognizant of at this point is that they will all have significant emotional wounds as they move forward from this. And that's important for us to recognize and to address," said Davis.

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