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The Today File

Your guide to the latest news from around the Northwest

October 31, 2014 at 6:23 PM

3rd victim dies from Marysville-Pilchuck HS shooting

The third girl shot by a classmate at Marysville-Pilchuck High School has died at Providence Regional Medical Center Everett.

Shaylee Chuckulnaskit died at 4:44 p.m. Friday from severe injuries sustained in the shooting, according to Providence Hospital.

In a statement read by hospital officials, her family members extended their gratitude toward the hospital and the Marysville community.

“Our hearts are broken at the passing of our beautiful daughter,” the statement read. “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.”

Chuckulnaskit is the fourth student to die, including Jaylen Fryberg, who shot his friends last Friday morning in the school cafeteria before fatally shooting himself. Zoe Galasso, 14, was the first victim to die in the shooting. Gia Soriano, 14, died Sunday evening.

Another victim, Andrew Fryberg, 15, is in critical condition under intensive care at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle, spokeswoman Susan Gregg said Friday afternoon. The fourth teen injured, Nate Hatch, 14, remains in satisfactory condition and underwent surgery Thursday to repair his jaw. The two boys are the shooter’s cousins.

A memorial service for Galasso is scheduled for 10 a.m. Saturday at Word of Life Lutheran Brethren Church. Classmates described her as outgoing, “nice and awesome.”

A service for Jaylen Fryberg was held Thursday on the Tulalip Indian Reservation. The Tulalip Tribes issued a statement Wednesday denouncing the “horrific actions of Jaylen Fryberg.”

“All of the young people he attacked were his friends, and two were his cousins,” the statement reads. “Parents and children alike are struggling to understand what caused him to act in such a manner. Even though we may never know why, there can be no justification for taking the lives of others. These were the acts of an individual, not a family, not a tribe.”

The Marysville Rotary Club and Heritage Bank have set up a fund to aid the shooting victims, the Marysville Police Department said. A committee of representatives from the Marysville School District, city of Marysville and Marysville Rotary Foundation will be established to disperse funds.

 

 

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