News Update!!: Marysville, WA: Second student dies Sunday from Friday’s deadly shooting rampage.
A second student who was wounded in the deadly shooting rampage at Marysville-Pilchuck High School in Marysville, Washington has died on Sunday, October 26th, 2014.
At a news conference on Sunday, officials at Providence Regional Medical Center in Everett, Washington, the student identified as 14 year old Gia Soriano died from her wounds during the deadly shooting rampage.
The first victim in the deadly shooting rampage was another student identified as 14 year old Zoe Galasso.
Both Gia Soriano and Zoe Galasso, who was loved by many at their high school and their community and worked hard for their future, lost their lives by the hands of a mad gunman.
In a read statement, Gia Soriano’s Family remembered Gia Soriano said, “We are devastated by this senseless tragedy. Gia is our beautiful daughter and words cannot express how much we will miss her.”
Gia Soriano’s Family gave thanks to the doctors, asked for privacy, and said that they have decided to donate the teen’s organs to honor her life.
Hospital officials are saying that 3 other students remain hospitalized including 14 year old Shaylee Chuckulnaskit and 15 year old Andrew Fryberg are in critical condition, and 14 year old Nate Hatch is in serious condition.
The community late Sunday night to remember the 2 victims whose lives we’re taken away by a mad gunman.
According to Marysville Police Department, the deadly shooting rampage began at 10:39am PT on Friday, October 24th, 2014 when a high school student calmly opened fire on other students during lunchtime inside a high school cafeteria at Marysville-Pilchuck High School located at 5611 108th Street N.E. in Marysville, Washington.
Authorities set up a transfer at Shoultes Community Church where parents were instructed to meet their children.
Students who were inside a high school cafeteria at Marysville-Pilchuck High School described the horror inside the high school cafeteria saying that they were sitting at the table when all of sudden, the gunman stood up, pulled something out of his pocket, began shooting, and seeing students fall from the table as like they were falling to the ground dead.
The high school was placed on lockdown as teachers rushed to get students to safety.
According to law enforcement officials, student wintesses, and hospital reports of Friday, at least 2 people were found a male and a female dead which includes the gunman who killed himself later inside the high school and at least 3 other students were critically injured.
According to Marysville Police Commander Robb Lamoureux, there were no other shooters on campus and authorities completed a sweep of the school.
Late Friday, Marysville Police Department confirmed the identified of the gunman as 14 year old Jaylen Fryberg and that the gunman died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
Earlier on Friday, students and his family members identified the gunman as Jaylen Fryberg who was a freshman at Marysville-Pilchuck High School and was from a prominent Tulalip Indian family.
Students described Jaylen Fryberg as a nice, normal kid, and say nothing appeared out the ordinary at high school on Thursday, October 23rd, 2014.
Washington Governor Jay Inslee was briefed about the deadly shooting rampage and released a statement from his office saying, “like everybody is keeping these students and families in his prayers.”
United States of America President Barack Obama was also briefed about the deadly shooting rampage.
The Snohomish County Sheriff’s Department is assisting Marysville Police Department in the investigation into this shooting rampage.
According to Federal Bureau of Investigation (F.B.I.) Spokeswoman Ayn Dietrich, the agency was also assisting and providing specialists to work with victims and their families.
Marysville-Pilchuck High School in Marysville, Washington reportedly has many students from the Tulalip Indian Tribe.
According to John McCoy, Washington State Senator from Washington’s 38th Legislative District and a member of the Tulalip Indian Tribe, the deadly shooting rampage had devastated the community.
“We’re all related in one shape or form. We live and work and play together,” said John McCoy, Washington State Senator from Washington’s 38th Legislative District and a member of the Tulalip Indian Tribe.
According to the Marysville School District 25, classes at Marysville-Pilchuck High School were canceled for the week of Monday, October 27th, 2014 and counselors will be available Friday, October 24th, 2014 from 6:00pm to 8:00pm PT and on Saturday, October 25th, 2014 from 9:00am to 12:00pm PT at 4220 80th Street N.E. in Marysville, Washington.
ZachNews sends our thoughts, prayers, and condolences to the family and friends of the victims, and to the community affect by this deadly shooting rampage.
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