BOSTON (WWLP) - Many of the victims in Monday's explosion are getting treated in Boston hospitals. As chaos filled the streets of Boston, area hospitals quickly went into overdrive.
Medical student Shaan Gandi told 22News, "There were a lot of people who weren't even on call today (Monday) or weren't supposed to come in and when we all heard, we all came in. So even folks who have been awake for 24 hours, they also came in."
More than 100 people were injured, and at least 3 were killed, after two bombs went off at the finish line of the Boston Marathon; a surreal moment for the runners who had just crossed the finish line just moments before.
According to Portland runner Holly Rodriguez, "Saw it and felt it, you could feel it in your chest. We just saw the huge plume of smoke."
An unthinkable end to an historic Massachusetts race that people traveled around the globe to be a part of.
Runners say while a nightmare, the attack on their race will only make them come back stronger.
Devon Johnson of Portland said, "I don't want fear to keep us back from doing what we want to do. People still need to fly after 9/11, we still need to run after the Boston Marathon. We need to show the enemy that we're not afraid. That we're not going to go in fear."