Acworth's Christopher Sparkman was upgraded from critical to serious condition on Thursday, two days after he and five others were shot at a Kennesaw FedEx facility by a lone gunman.
The 28-year-old security guard, who was shot in the stomach with a shotgun from close range, endured his third surgery on Thursday since the shooting. Doctors at WellStar Kennestone Hospital say they're encouraged by his progress and expect he'll recover.
After the surgery, Sparkman's wife released a statement concerning her husband's recovery and the response since the incident:
We have been overwhelmed by the show of support from the community. My husband, Christopher Sparkman, is out of surgery and by the grace of God on the road to recovery. The recovery process will be a long one, but he will have the love and support of his family each step of the way.
I cannot express enough thanks for all the well wishes, prayers and care that Christopher has received. With that said, we ask for you to respect our privacy during this difficult time. We have no additional statements at this time.-Jamie Lynn Sparkman
A 52-year-old female remains in stable condition and a 22-year-old male is in good condition at the hospital, while three others who were shot and wounded have previously been treated and released.
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