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November 6, 2014 at 9:42 AM

Marysville-Pilchuck shooting victim Nate Hatch returns home

Nate Hatch, a victim of the Marysville-Pilchuck school shooting, was welcomed home Thursday afternoon. (Brandi N. Montreuil / Tulalip News)

People gathered at the corner of 27th Avenue Northeast and Marine Drive on Thursday afternoon to welcome home Nate Hatch, a victim of the Marysville-Pilchuck school shooting. (Brandi N. Montreuil / Tulalip News)

 UPDATE: 2:15 p.m. | Harborview Medical Center has released a statement from the Hatch family:

“We appreciate all the amazing support we have received from the community. We are grateful for the top-notch care Nate received from the team at Harborview Medical Center. Our hearts and prayers go out to all the families who have been affected by this horrific tragedy. Please allow us the privacy we need to continue on the road of recovery. Thank you.”

UPDATE: 1:35 p.m. | Nate Hatch, one of the five students shot at Marysville-Pilchuck High School on Oct. 24, was released Thursday from Harborview Medical Center.

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Hip-hop performer Macklemore, left, poses with Nate Hatch, in a photo tweeted out by Hatch earlier this week.

Hatch, 15, was shot in the face by his cousin Jaylen Fryberg after Fryberg texted a group of teens asking them to meet him for lunch, authorities said. Once seated at a round table in the school’s main cafeteria, Fryberg opened fire with a handgun, fatally shooting two and wounding three others before taking his own life.

The shootings claimed the lives of Zoe Galasso, Gia Soriano, and Shaylee Chuckulnaskit, all 14. Andrew Fryberg, 15, remains in critical condition in the intensive care unit at Harborview.

A motive for the shootings is unknown.

Susan Gregg, spokeswoman for Harborview Medical Center, said the Hatch family is not yet ready to speak publicly about what they went through. She is expected to release a statement from them in the coming hours.

The Daily Herald reports that more than 200 friends and family gathered along the road leading onto the Tulalip Indian Reservation to welcome Hatch home. He was driven past the crowd in a black tribal police vehicle.

Witnesses said that Jaylen Fryberg opened fire in a school cafeteria at 10:39 a.m., shooting three girls and two boys. After shooting the teens, Fryberg is believed to have committed suicide, authorities said.

ORIGINAL POST | MARYSVILLE — Services are being held Thursday and Friday on the Tulalip Indian Reservation for Shaylee Chuckulnaskit, one of the students killed in the shooting at Marysville-Pilchuck High School.

The obituary for the 14-year-old says an interfaith service will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday at the Tulalip gym and another service at 10 a.m. Friday at the gym before her burial, according to The Daily Herald.

Shaylee was one of four students fatally wounded Oct. 24, including the shooter who took his own life. Two others remain at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle: 15-year-old Andrew Fryberg in critical condition and 14-year-old Nate Hatch, satisfactory.

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