Former UND athlete injured in Las Vegas shooting
Pat Sweeney | Oct 2, 2017 AT 1:11 pm
A former UND baseball and football player, Andrew Gudmunson of Minot, is among the more than 500 people injured in Sunday night’s Las Vegas shooting.
Gudmunson is a real estate agent for Century 21 Action Realtors in Minot. In a Facebook post Monday, his employer said that Gudmunson was out of surgery, and that doctors are optimistic that he’ll be fine.
According to a real estate website, Century 21’s home office says Gudmunson has been upgraded to stable condition. The website said it’s believed that Gudmunson was shot in the stomach, and that more surgeries are ahead.
A Century 21 official in Minot says Gudmunson
was attending Sunday night’s concert with his girlfriend and another couple. Gudmunson is a patient at Sunrise Hospital and Medical
Center, a trauma center near the Vegas Strip.
Former UND baseball coach Jeff Dodson, who coached Gudmunson for two years, recalls Gudmunson as "a very tough, hard-working North Dakota kid," adding, "I think (that toughness) is definitely going to help him get through this." Dodson still works at UND as a fundraiser.
On Twitter, Senator John Hoeven said he is praying for Gudmunson’s recovery, and Senator Heidi Heitkamp wished Gudmunson a full recovery.
Gudmunson was a UND infielder from 2007 to 2010. He was a quarterback on the UND football team in 2006, but did not appear in any games.
The governors of North Dakota and Minnesota are complying with the president’s order to fly flags at half-staff in memory of the victims of the Las Vegas shooting. At least 59 people have died in the incident.