Las Vegas, NV  (Learfield Wire Services/TTWN Media Networks) -- A Saint Paul native injured in the Las Vegas shooting spree is home from the hospital.

His sister in law says Philip Aurich has made a "huge step" in his recovery, even though he still has a drained bullet wound and he'll need home visits from nurses for a while.

Aurich was shot in the lower back by gunman Steven Paddock at the Route 91 country music festival at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas on October first. Fifty-nine people died and more than 500 were wounded.

His family said Aurich had two surgeries, but doctors have consistently been optimistic about his chances to recover. Aurich now lives in Vegas where he's an area president for a mortgage company.

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