‘Next Three Days Are Going To Be Crucial’ For Marysville Shooting Victims
The Snohomish County medical examiner has still not identified the teen girl who died in Friday's shooting at Marysville Pilchuck High School on Friday.
Police have interviewed more than 100 eyewitnesses to the shooting at the school's cafeteria.
14-year old Jaylen Fryberg has been identified as the shooter. He is reported to have killed himself at the scene – it remains unclear whether that was intentional or not.
In addition to the two deaths, four young people are in intensive care with gunshot wounds to the head.
Providence Medical Center in Everett said 20 doctors were deployed in the hours after their arrival, including eight surgeons.
Dr. Joanne Roberts, chief medical officer at Providence said of the two girls at Providence: "The next three days are going to be crucial. These young people are being monitored moment by moment. They have a nurse at their bedside constantly.”
The hospital described them as being in “extremely critical condition.”
Two girls, Shaylee Chuckulnaskit and Gia Soriano, both 14, remain at Providence in critical condition.
Soriano's parents gave this statement, read by Roberts: “Our family is in shock. We appreciate your thoughts and prayers during this tragedy. Our hearts go out to the other victims and their families.”
Two boys were transferred Seattle’s Harborview Medical Center, a level 1 trauma center.
Nate Hatch, age 14, is improving.
Andrew Fryberg is 15 and in critical condition.
They're both related to the shooter. There is no clarity yet about what happened for the violence to occur. The shooter was from a prominent Tulalip family, and he was elected homecoming prince of his freshman class just a few weeks ago.
The 40-caliber handgun Fryberg used was obtained legally by its original owner, the federal Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco Firearms and Explosives confirmed on Saturday.