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Missoula shooting victim Casey Blanchard returns to work

Posted at 2:56 PM, Oct 01, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-01 16:56:56-04

We've got some good news out of Stevensville.

Casey Blanchard, one of the victims in a shooting that took place back in March , is back at work this week for the first time since that tragic day.

The shooting claimed the life of Shelley Hays and Casey Blanchard's mother, Julie Blanchard .

Montana Highway Patrol Trooper Wade Palmer was also shot trying to detain the suspect.

Blanchard was shot eight times with bullets shattering bones and ripping through internal organs -- leaving him in a wheelchair.

It's been a long road to recovery but as of Monday Casey Blanchard is back at work for US Diesel Parts.

The company posted a photo of Blanchard on its Facebook page and the comments section is filled with well-wishes and congratulations from the community.