Aussie injured in Paris attacks out of hospital

Australian Emma Parkinson has been released from hospital just days after being shot in the deadly Paris terror attacks.

Her mother Lisa and uncle Michael Parkinson flew into the French capital yesterday to be greeted at the airport by Australian embassy officials.

The Parkinson family later released a statement saying they were overwhelmed by “the outpouring of support”.


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“Emma sustained a bullet wound to the thigh area and underwent surgery on Saturday 14 November and has since been released from hospital,” the statement read. “Physically, Emma is doing much better and she is expected to make a good recovery. Obviously Emma has gone through an horrific experience and it will take her some time to come to terms with it. Emma is not in any condition to speak publicly at this time and we would ask that her privacy is respected.”

Parkinson underwent surgery on Sunday after a bullet passed through her thigh as she attempted to flee the Bataclan theatre where 89 people were killed on Friday night.

It’s not known whether the 19-year-old will remain in Paris or immediately return home to Hobart.

Meanwhile, Australian residents and visitors in Paris remain vigilant and wary following the attacks.

 

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