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One of four students seriously wounded in the shooting at a Washington high school on Friday has died, a hospital official said. Gia Soriano, 14, suffered a head wound during the shooting attack at Marysville Pilchuck High School and had been in critical condition at Providence Regional Medical Center in Everett. She died around 9:30 p.m. PT on Sunday evening.
"We are devastated by this senseless tragedy," Dr. Joanne Roberts said in a statement on behalf of Soriano's family. "Gia is our beautiful daughter and words cannot express how much we will miss her."
Another victim, Zoe Galasso, was also killed in the attack and mourned during a candlelight vigil at the high school on Sunday. Hundreds attended an earlier town hall meeting in Marysville and some said their thoughts were shifting from tragedy to hope. "There is no anger anymore,” Marysville school district transportation worker Heidi Neuman said. “Everybody is coming together as a community."
Shaylee Chuckulnaskit, 14, remained in critical condition at Providence Regional Medical Center on Sunday. Andrew Fryberg, 15, was in critical condition and Nate Hatch, 14, was in serious condition at Seattle’s Harborview Medical Center. The gunman, freshman Jaylen Fryberg, 15, killed himself.
Fryberg was a member of a prominent family within the Tulalip Indian tribe. Tulalip member Eleanor Nielson said at a morning church service that he was very involved in tribal events, including an annual canoe journey. "It pulls at our heart strings,” she said. “He was a young up-and-coming leader." Investigators have not released a suspected motive for the shooting.
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