Fifth Teen Victim To Dies From Washington State Shooting Revealed To Be Gunman’s Cousin
In a sadly ironic turn of events following the Washington State School shooting that took place last month, the fifth teen victim who recently died from his injuries was revealed to have been the gunman’s cousin.
A teen shot by his cousin during last month’s rampage at a Washington state high school has died, bringing the total fatalities to five, including the gunman.
Andrew Fryberg, 15, was hospitalized after the October 24 shooting in the cafeteria of Marysville Pilchuck High School. He died Friday.
In a statement announcing his death, the family thanked Harborview Medical Center for his care and asked for privacy.
“Our family is overwhelmed with the love and care that has been provided to our loved one during this time and you all will forever hold a special place in our hearts,” the statement said. The four victims died on different days.
In addition to Fryberg, Zoe Galasso died at the scene while Gia Soriano and Shaylee Chuckulnaskit died days later. All the latter three girls were age 14.
Another student, Nate Hatch, 14, recovered and was released from hospital this week. Hatch and the latest victim were cousins of the gunman, Jaylen Fryberg, 15, who died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound at the scene.
Wow…this is just crazy.