(MARYSVILLE, Wash.) — Shaylee Chuckulnaskit, 14, a victim in the shooting at a Washington state high school, died on Friday, officials at Providence Regional Medical Center Everett said. She was the fourth person to die in the shooting.
Two other students — Andrew Fryberg, 15, and Nate Hatch, 14, remain at Harborview Medical Center in critical condition. Hatch suffered a gunshot wound to his jaw.
“Our hearts are broken at the passing of our beautiful daughter. Shay means everything to us. In Shay’s short life she has been a radiant light bringing us incredible joy and happiness. She has been a loving daughter, a caring sister, a devoted friend and a wonderful part of our community. We can’t imagine life without her,” the Chuckulnaskit family said in a statement released through the hospital.
Zoe Galasso, 14, died from the shooting a week ago. Gia Soriano, also 14, died Sunday at Providence Hospital.
Chuckulnaskit was critically injured in the shooting at Marysville-Pilchuck High School in Marysville, Washington.
Authorities have identified the shooter as Jaylen Fryberg. Fryberg, 14 — who shot five people before killing himself inside the school — was a member of a prominent family in the Tulalip Tribes and, according to a 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.”
All the victims in the shooting were either relatives or friends of Fryberg’s, McCoy said. Two of the victims, Nate Hatch, 14, and Andrew Fryberg, 15, are relatives of the shooter, according to Hatch’s grandfather and a source within the Tulalip Tribes.
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