FOX 29 intern recovering from Orlando nightclub attack

PHILADELPHIA (WTXF) FOX 29 has a personal connection to the Orlando shooting.

We are sending our thoughts and prayers to our own 20-year-old Patience Carter,who was in the Pulse nightclub when Omar Mateen started shooting.

Patience is one of our interns. 

The gunman shot her in the leg.  According to FOX 29 HR Director Megan Young, Patience was in surgery until 12:30 a.m. early Monday morning. When Megan spoke with Patience she sounded very weak.

We’ve gotten to know Patience because as an Emma Bowen Foundation scholar, she is interning here during all four years of school, and this is her second summer. She is currently a student at NYU.

We look forward to a speedy recovery and Patience's return to FOX 29.

Sadly, Patience's friend, Akyra Murray, did not survive the shooting