Another shooting victim at Marysville-Pilchuck High School died Sunday night.
MARYSVILLE, WASHINGTON—Another student who was shot in the tragic shooting at the Marysville-Pilchuck High School died overnight.
Gia Soriano, 14, a high school freshman, passed away Sunday night at Providence Regional Medical Center in Everett, Washington, where she had been listed in critical conditions since Friday.
The shooter was Jaylen Fryberg, a tribal member of the Tulalip Tribes of Washington. He shot five students and then turned the gun on himself.
A hospital official read a statement written by Gia’s family at a press conference :
“We are devastated by this senseless tragedy. Gia is our beautiful daughter and words cannot express how much we will miss her. We’ve made the decision to donate Gia’s organs so that others may benefit. Our daughter was loving, kind and this gift honors her life.”
The family has asked for privacy during their time of grief.
Soriano was one of six high school students shot at Marysville-Pilchuck High School in the school’s cafeteria just after 10:30 a.m.
Soriano’s death brings the total of dead students to three, including Fryberg. Three others students remain hospitalized.
Earlier Sunday, some 1,000 people gathered in a high school gymnasium to grieve Friday’s tragedy in a community forum.
Fryberg was a member of a prominent family within the Tulalip Tribe. Investigators have yet to release a motive for the school shooting.
“Our community is reeling from this experience, so we ask that the media and the public honor the families and our children in this time of grief. Sadly, we are now experiencing what has become a national trend, which we, as a society, must address,” stated Tulalip Tribal Chairman Herman Williams, Sr., in a statement.