A freshman at Marysville-Pilchuck High School, just outside of Seattle, pulled out a gun and opened fire in the school cafeteria Friday morning, killing one student and wounding four others before turning the gun on himself.
The shooter, identified as Jaylen Fryberg, shot three girls and two male cousins, according to witnesses and authorities. He and one of his female victims were confirmed dead.
“Two boys and two girls were taken by ambulance to Providence Regional Medical Center in Everett,” write Seattle Times staff. “As of Friday night, the two girls were alive and in intensive care with gunshot wounds to the head, said Dr. Joanne Roberts, chief medical officer for Providence. It will be several days before a prognosis could be made, she said.
The wounded boys were identified by family members as Andrew Fryberg, 15, and Nate Hatch, 14— both cousins to Jaylen Fryberg. Both also were shot in the head. They were initially taken to Providence and later transferred to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle, where Andrew was in serious condition and Nate was in critical condition.”
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