UPDATE: Fourth Victim, Cousin of Shooter, in Washington State School Shooting Dies;Brings Total to Five

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The fourth student victim of the deadly shooting at Marysville-Pilchuck High School in Washington State, has claimed its fifth victim as parents and survivors are returning to school while trying to cope with the senseless tragedy.

 

Andrew Fryberg, 15, the cousin to the shooter died Friday from injuries sustained in the cafeteria shooting bringing the total to five student victims.

Gia Soriano, 14, became the second victim to die from wounds suffered at the hands of Jaylen Fryberg, 15, a Native American, who opened fire on his group of friends after texting them and asking them to meet him in the cafateria.

Zoe Galasso, also 14, died from a gunshot wound at the scene.  

Shaylee Chickulnaskit, 14, with undisclosed wounds, passed away last Friday, one week after sufferning a point blank range head wound. 

Andrew Fryberg, 15, a cousin of the shooter was also shot and remains in critical condition, suvived two weeks after the shooting.

Nate Hatch, also a cousin to the shooter, shot in the jaw, is the only victim of the terrifying melee that has shown signs of improving. He has been released from the hospital and is undergoing a series of operations for the jaw wound he susatined.

The shooter was recently named the High School Homecoming Prince. Fryberg, a Native American from one of the more affluent American Indian families on the nearby Tulalip Indian Reservation, was considered a popular student with a promising future. School officials said he showed no signs of this type of violent eruption.

Students returned to school this week walking past the makeshift memorial, as the teddy bears, posters and balloons, begins to fade in the chill and autumn drizzle, with hundreds of local townspeope, parents and friends standing in the rain, shouder to shoulder, lining the highway outside the school, quietly and firmly showing them, and the world, their strength, resiliance and support.

Fryberg died at the scene from a self inflicted gunshot wound.

This is a continuing story.

 

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