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Michigan high school shooting: What we know about the victims who were killed

Tate Myre, Hana St. Juliana and Madisyn Baldwin died Tuesday in a shooting at Oxford High School. A fourth person, Justin Shilling, died Wednesday.
Image: Hana St. Juliana, Tate Myre and Madisyn Baldwin
Hana St. Juliana, Tate Myre and Madisyn Baldwin.NBC News

Tate Myre dominated on and off the football field, earning an award for his athletic skills while being an honor student at Oxford High School in Michigan. Hana St. Juliana was a member of the volleyball team. Madisyn Baldwin was remembered as an artist who was a "beautiful, smart, sweet loving girl." And Justin Shilling played golf and was a co-captain of the bowling team.

As the school in Oakland County grapples with the shooting Tuesday that killed four people, loved ones and friends are beginning to share memories about those who died.

Tate Myre, 16

Myre, a junior, had been on Oxford High School's varsity football team since his freshman year, according to a tweet by Oxford Football.

Tate Myre.Tate Myre / via Twitter

The Oakland County Sheriff’s Office said Tuesday that Myre died in a patrol car as deputies were taking him to the hospital.

Myre’s father declined to be interviewed.

Myre, who wore the number 42, played running back and middle linebacker. He had recently been honored by the Michigan High School Football Coaches Association Division 1, Oxford Athletics said.

"Tate was a wonderful young man who was tremendously hardworking and respectful," Oxford Football tweeted.

The team said Myre was an honor student. He was remembered for being a "tremendous football player with the brightest of futures and was an even better young man off the field as he was on it."

"We all loved Tate and he will so very much be missed," the tweet read.

Myre was eying several universities after graduation, including Michigan State University, Grand Valley State University, the University of Notre Dame and the University of Southern California, according to an online sports profile. He said he fell in love with the sport when he was younger.

"Some goals of mine are to become captain of my high school football team for the remainder of my high school years," he is quoted in the profile as saying. "I plan to be a leader not only vocally but quietly. I also plan to be seen as a leader on and off the football field to encourage my teammates to follow me."

Madisyn Baldwin, 17

Baldwin was a "beautiful, smart, sweet loving girl," her grandmother Jennifer Graves Mosqueda wrote on Facebook.

Madisyn Baldwin.via WDIV

Baldwin's death has left a "huge hole" in the family's hearts and lives, Mosqueda wrote.

Baldwin's relatives could not immediately be reached for comment Wednesday.

Baldwin was going to graduate this year and had already been accepted to several colleges, some on full scholarships, relatives told NBC affiliate WDIV of Detroit. She was an artist who loved to draw, read and write.

"She touched so many people,” Mosqueda told the station. “She was so kind.”

Hana St. Juliana, 14

Hana St. Juliana.Hana St. Juliana / via VSCO

Hana, a freshman, was a member of the school's volleyball team, The Detroit News reported.

She had been playing front row in volleyball since middle school, the newspaper reported.

Her family could not be reached for comment Wednesday.

Justin Shilling, 17

Justin Shilling.via GoFundMe

The shooting happened just before 1 p.m. Tuesday when someone armed with a handgun began firing shots. Shilling died from his injuries Wednesday morning, making him the fourth person to have been killed.

His family could not immediately be reached for comment.

The restaurant Anita's Kitchen said in a Facebook post that he was one of several Oxford High School students who worked at its Lake Orion location.

Shilling, the post said, was "an exemplary employee, a devoted friend and co-worker, co-captain of his bowling team, and simply a pleasure to be around."

"Our thoughts are with his family and friends at this difficult time," the post said.

Besides the students who were killed, the shooting left seven other people, including a teacher, wounded and in the hospital.

Oakland County Sheriff Michael Bouchard said on CNN that it was clear that the shooter "came out with the intent to kill people."

"He was shooting people at close range, oftentimes towards the head or chest," Bouchard said Wednesday.

"It’s just absolutely cold-hearted murderous. And our forensic team was working all night, and so far I believe they recovered over 30 shell casings," he added. "So we believe he fired at least 30 shots."

The motive is not clear, and the suspect has "invoked his right to not speak," Undersheriff Michael McCabe said.