Third Student Dies In WA School Shooting; Police Establish No Motive


A third student has died after a freshman's shooting rampage Friday at Marysville-Pilchuck High School in Washington state, the Seattle Times reports. Gia Soriano, 14, died last night. The freshman was one of five students shot in the Marysville-Pilchuck cafeteria Friday morning by freshman Jaylen Fryberg, who then fatally turned the handgun on himself. Zoe Galasso was pronounced dead the day of the shooting, which has left the Marysville community reeling. Three other victims remain hospitalized.

The announcement of Gia's death came on the same day Marysville-Pilchuck students and community members gathered to grieve and try to make sense of the shootings by Fryberg, a member of the freshman football team who had recently been named a homecoming prince. In one gathering, 1,000 or so students and adults crowded into a high-school gymnasium on Sunday afternoon in the school gymnasium. Investigators are still searching for a motive for the shooting.

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