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Man injured in fatal Missoula shooting incident returns to work

Casey Blachard Work
Posted at 10:21 AM, Oct 01, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-01 20:51:01-04

MISSOULA — 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.