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A fourth teenager has died after being shot by a classmate in a Washington state high school last month, hospital officials said late Friday.
Andrew Fryberg, 15, died at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle. He was shot Oct. 24 along with four others at Marysville Pilchuck High School in Marysville, north of Seattle, when his cousin, Jaylen Fryberg, opened fire on the group as they sat at a cafeteria table. Jaylen Fryberg died from a self-inflicted gun wound, authorities said. Police have not released a motive in the attack.
Andrew Fryberg's family expressed their gratitude for those who cared for him, as well as those who prayed and hoped for his recovery. “Our family is overwhelmed with the love and care that has been provided to our loved one during this time and you all will forever hold a special place in our hearts,” they said in a statement.
Zoe Galasso, 14, died from a gunshot wound to the head during the rampage. Gia Soriano and Shaylee Chuckulnaskit, both 14, were also shot in the head and died days later.
Nate Hatch, 14, was shot in the jaw but recovered. On Friday, he became the sole surviving victim of the attack that claimed three of his friends and two of his relatives — the gunman and Andrew Fryberg. “You were my other half you were my brother we were supposed to conquer this life together,” read a tweet from an account that has been associated with Hatch. “I can't even begin to imaging life without you,” the tweet, in honor of Andrew Fryberg, continued.
The three boys and Chuckulnaskit were members of the American Indian Tulalip Tribes. “The Tulalip Tribes and Marysville will be forever changed as a result of the senseless and tragic incident,” tribe spokeswoman Francesca Hillery said in a statement Friday night.
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