(MARYSVILLE, Wash.) — Gia Soriano, a victim in Friday’s shooting at a Washington high school, has died, officials at Providence Regional Medical Center Everett said at a Sunday press conference. She was 14.
Soriano was critically injured in the shooting at Marysville-Pilchuck High School. She is the third person to die in the shooting.
“We are devastated by this senseless tragedy,” her family said in a statement. “Gia is our beautiful daughter and words cannot express how much we will miss her.”
Authorities have identified the shooter as Jaylen Fryberg, 14.
One other female student died Friday. Three other students remain hospitalized, two in critical condition and one in serious condition.
Parents and students gathered in a gymnasium at the school Sunday afternoon for a community meeting, with speakers urging support and prayers.
Fryberg — who shot five people before killing himself inside the school — was a member of a prominent family in the Tulalip Tribes, and according to tribe member state Sen. John McCoy, he was highly regarded there.
“A lot of folks were considering him that he would move up the culture ranks and become a leader,” McCoy said. “He had that kind of charisma and raw talent.”
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