Fourth Student Shot In Washington State School Shooting Dies
In terribly tragic news out of Washington State, the fourth of 6 students shot when a teen gunman opened fire at a local high school last week has now died.
A fourth student who was wounded at Marysville-Pilchuk high school in a deadly shooting at the school on October 24 has died in the hospital, officials reported. Fourteen-year-old Shaylee Chuckulnaskit died on Friday afternoon at Providence Regional Medical Center in Everett, Washington, the AP reports.
The deadly rampage was carried out by fifteen-year-old Jaylen Fryberg, a freshman at the high school who had just been nominated Homecoming Prince and who texted his victims an invite to lunch before shooting them with a .40-caliber handgun.
Chuckulnaskit’s family released a statement regarding the student’s death, via the AP:
“Our hearts are broken at the passing of our beautiful daughter,” Shaylee Chuckulnaskit’s family said in a statement released by Providence officials. “Shay means everything to us. In Shay’s short life she has been a radiant light bringing us incredible joy and happiness. She has been a loving daughter, a caring sister, a devoted friend and a wonderful part of our community. We can’t imagine life without her.”
Chuckulanskit’s death comes after the death of Gia Soriano, a victim who had been in critical condition after the shooting and who died Sunday evening in the hospital.
Our prayers go out to the families of all of shooting victims during this difficult time.