Another shooting victim at Marysville-Pilchuck High School died Friday evening.
Healing will not happen overnight
– From Tulalip Tribe statement released Friday
MARYSVILLE, WASHINGTON — Another shooting victim of the Marysville-Pilchuck , Andrew Fryberg, 14, died last evening, November 7, 2014, at the Harborview Medical Center in Seattle.
Fryberg was the fourth shooting victim to die as the result of the deadly tragedy that took place two prior in the cafeteria of the high school. The victims were shot by Jaylen Fryberg, 14, a member of the Tulalip Tribes of Washington, who then died by a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
His family released the following statement as his death was announced at the medical center:
“We express our thanks for the amazing support from the community, as well as from everyone around the world that have been praying for us all through this tragic event. We also want to say a special thank you to all the amazing staff that have cared for our son and brother here in the pediatric intensive care unit at Harborview. 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.”
Others who died were Zoe Galasso, 14, who died that day at the shooting scene. Gia Soriano, 14, died at Everett’s Providence Regional Medical Center two days later, and Shaylee Chuckulnaskit, 14, died at Providence a week after the shooting.
Andrew Fryberg was Jaylen’s cousin. Another cousin, Nate Hatch, who was shot by Jaylen, was released from the hospital on Thursday and was greeted on tribal lands by some 200 people who lined the street. He was driven home in a black tribal police vehicle.
After the passing of Andrew Fryberg last evening, the Tulalip Tribes of Washington released the following statement:
“With the passing of Andrew Fryberg this evening the Tulalip Tribes offer up our prayers and condolences to his family,” the statement read. “As they mourn his passing the Tulalip Tribes grieves along with them. The Tulalip Tribes and Marysville will be forever changed as a result of the senseless and tragic incident that took place on the morning of October 24th and know that healing will not happen overnight. We remain committed to taking this journey together, step by step, holding up the families most impacted and helping our communities heal.”