(Reuters) – A girl shot during a rampage at a Washington state high school last week that left two other girls dead along with the gunman has died from her wounds, Providence Regional Medical Center in Everett said on Friday.
Shaylee Chuckulnaskit, 14, died at 4:45 p.m. at the hospital as a result of severe injuries after being shot in the head during last Friday’s incident in a cafeteria at Marysville-Pilchuck High School, an hour’s drive north of Seattle.
“Our hearts are broken at the passing of our beautiful daughter,” her family said in a statement released through the hospital. “In Shay’s short life she has been a radiant light bringing us incredible joy and happiness.”
Freshman Jaylen Fryberg, a popular 15-year-old football player, opened fire with a .40 caliber Berretta at the table where two of his cousins and three close friends were gathered before fatally shooting himself, family members and witnesses said. The shooter arranged the meeting by text message, police said.
Written By: ERIC M. JOHNSON – continue at REUTERS