A fourth victim has died of his injuries from the Marysville-Pilchuck High School shooting.
Andrew Fryberg, 15, died of a gunshot wound to the head on Friday evening, according to Harborview Medical Center – exactly two weeks after the Oct. 24 shooting.
The shooting occurred at 10:39 a.m. on a Friday morning. Jaylen Fryberg, Andrew’s 15-year-old cousin and friend, had invited five friends to the lunchroom by text message. Jaylen then shot them each in the head before fatally shooting himself.
In a statement, Andrew’s family thanked the hospital, the community, and well wishers around the world: “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.”
Andrew’s death means there is only one survivor of the shootings. That survivor, freshman Nate Hatch, went home on Thursday.
Three girls also died: Zoe Galasso, Gia Soriano and Shaylee Chuckulnaskit. According to the Tulalip Tribes, Shaylee and her family were part of that community.
On Facebook on Friday night, Nate Hatch wrote, "We were supposed to conquer this life together. I can’t even begin to imagine life without you. I love you so much I will live every day thinking about you.
"Nothing seems to make sense at this time. The worst things always happen to the best people, but now you’re somewhere no one can hurt you."
The deaths are a blow to Marysville and to the Tulalip Tribes community that was home to the shooter and victims.
The Tulalip Tribes said in a statement that healing from the shootings would not happen overnight.
“The Tulalip Tribes and Marysville will be forever changed as a result of the senseless and tragic incident,” the statement said. “We remain committed to taking this journey together, step by step, holding up the families most impacted and helping our communities heal.”