A 14-year-old girl wounded in last week’s high school shooting has died, raising the number of fatalities to three.
Officials at Providence Regional Medical Center Everett say 14-year-old Gia Soriano died on Sunday night.
Another girl, identified Monday morning as Zoe Galasso, was killed during Friday's shooting at Marysville Pilchuck High School, about 45 minutes north of Seattle.
Four other students were shot in the head with a handgun. The shooter, freshman Jaylen Fryberg, later died of a self-inflicted gun wound. The Snohomish County medical examiner ruled his death a suicide.
Following her death, Gia’s family thanked the medical team and released a brief statement:
"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."
Andrew Munoz, a pastor of the Grove Church in Marysville, told hundreds of students and their families on Sunday that they have to stay united and not start blaming each other.
Students also went to their high school gym for speeches. Some met with grief counselors.
Of the wounded students, only 14-year-old Nate Hatch showed improvement. The Associated Press reported that he was upgraded to satisfactory condition at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle.
Fifteen-year-old Andrew Fryberg also remained in critical condition in intensive care. Both are cousins of Jaylen Fryberg.
Meanwhile, 14-year-old Shaylee Chuckulnaskit remained in critical condition in intensive care at Providence Regional Medical Center Everett.
There are no classes at Marysville-Pilchuck High School this week. They've been canceled out of respect for the victims of the shootings and their families.