CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) - Whitney Austin, the final Fifth Third Bank shooting victim to remain in the hospital, has been released, University of Cincinnati Health says.
Whitney Austin was shot more than 12 times as she was attempting to enter Fifth Third Bank through a glass revolving door.
She arrived home Tuesday night to her home in Louisville.
"I'm so grateful to be home. I got to see my motivation for living, my two little kids. I got to lie with them as they fell asleep. I'm thankful to be alive, for all of the good wishes and for everyone who has helped. Now that I'm feeling a little better, I've been spending time reading and learning about Luis, Prudhvi and Richard, and what wonderful people they were, and the families they left behind. I was lucky and Brian was lucky. And I hope everyone's energies can go into helping these families in whatever way you can," Austin said in a statement.
Her husband called his wife's survival a miracle.
"'Miracle' is the only word I know that could accurately describe what happened to Whitney," Whitney's husband Waller Austin said in a post shared by a Fifth Third Bank spokesperson.
Whitney is recovering from seven hours of surgery she had on Friday to repair her right arm that was shot multiple times, according to a family statement.
The Fifth Third vice president will need more surgeries as well as physical and occupational therapy.
The other shooting victim that was hospitalized, Brian Sarver, was released from the hospital Monday evening.
CBRE, the commercial real estate company Sarver worked for, released a statement Friday about him, saying that he had emergency surgery and was recovering.
"Yesterday was a sad day for everyone at CBRE. Our colleague, Brian Sarver, was performing work for our client, Fifth Third, on site and was a victim of the shooting in Cincinnati. After undergoing emergency surgery, he is recovering. We are monitoring Brian's progress and supporting his family at this extremely difficult time.
CBRE offers out deepest sympathies to the family of Rick Newcomer, and employee of a contractor for CBRE, who passes away from the injuries he sustained in the shooting. We send our thoughts and prayers to Brian, his family and everyone who has been touched by this tragic incident," the company said.
Waller thanked the Cincinnati Police Department for their actions.
"My wife is alive today because you refused allow the shooter to continue his rampage - you are my heroes and my children will know that they will have their mother and hold her, too, because of YOUR actions," he wrote.
The spokesperson shared the Facebook statement Austin posted on Monday as Whitney continues to recover from her injuries at University of Cincinnati Medical Center.