Jaylen Ray Fryberg (image from Jaylen Ray Fryberg Facebook Page)
The shooter responsible for killing one person and injuring four others at Marysville-Pilchuck High School has been identified as Jaylen Ray Fryberg, CNN reports.
According to the Seattle Times, other students also identified Fryberg as the shooter. Meanwhile, local news outlet King 5 added that family members have identified Fryberg as the gunman.
Marysville police, however, declined to confirm the shooter’s identity.
Incoming reports by KIRO TV reporter Amy Clancy and Deborah Horne state that Fryberg’s cousin, Andrew, was among the victims shot during the tragedy. Relatives of Fryberg’s also said that three family members are either dead or have been injured, including the shooter.
The shooting at the Washington state school was first reported around 10:45 am on Friday, with local police reporting two people dead, including the suspected shooter, Fryberg. Multiple reports state that Fryberg, a freshman who was voted homecoming king earlier this month, shot five people before killing himself with a “self-inflicted gunshot wound.”
Fryberg identified himself as a Native American on his social media accounts, and some pictures portray him hunting with and using rifles. He was reportedly a recent victim of bullying.
Four students – two boys and two girls – have been hospitalized so far with head wounds, with three undergoing surgery. The other student victim has yet to be identified.
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