The third girl shot by a classmate a week ago at Marysville-Pilchuck High School has died at Providence Regional Medical Center Everett.
Shaylee Chuckulnaskit, 14, died at 4:44 p.m. Friday from severe injuries sustained in the shooting, according to Providence hospital.
In a statement read by hospital officials, her family extended its gratitude toward the hospital and the Marysville community.
“Our hearts are broken at the passing of our beautiful daughter,” the statement read. “Shay means everything to us. In Shay’s short life she has been a radiant light bringing us incredible joy and happiness. She has been a loving daughter, a caring sister, a devoted friend and a wonderful part of our community. We can’t imagine life without her.”
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Chuckulnaskit is the fourth student to have died, including Jaylen Fryberg, who shot his friends Oct. 24 in the school cafeteria before fatally shooting himself. Zoe Galasso, 14, died at the school that day. Gia Soriano, 14, died in the hospital Sunday evening.
Another victim, Andrew Fryberg, 15, is critical in intensive care at Harborview Medical Center, hospital spokeswoman Susan Gregg said Friday.
The fourth student injured, Nate Hatch, 14, is in satisfactory condition. He underwent surgery on his jaw Thursday, and more surgeries are planned.
The boys are the shooter’s cousins.
The Tulalip Tribes said in a statement that although Chuckulnaskit was not an enrolled member of the tribes, she was part of the extended community.
“The Tulalip Tribes continue to offer up our condolences and prayers for the passing of Zoe Galasso and Gia Soriano, our hearts are heavy as we hear of the passing of Shaylee Chuckulnaskit,” the statement said. “Shaylee and her family are part of our extended Tulalip community and we offer up our prayers. The families will continue to be in our thoughts as they grieve. With the loss of these three young lives there are no words that can truly express our compassion and condolences and the loss we feel.”
A memorial service for Galasso is scheduled for 10 a.m. Saturday at Word of Life Lutheran Brethren Church, 9028 51st Ave. N.E., Marysville. Classmates described her as outgoing, “nice and awesome.”
Zoe Galasso enjoyed road trips and live music, and played every sport, according to an obituary. She especially loved soccer.
“She spread her happiness and delight in new experiences everywhere,” the obituary said.
A memorial service for Soriano will be at a later date, according to her obituary.
A service for Jaylen Fryberg was held Thursday on the Tulalip Indian Reservation. The Tulalip Tribes issued a statement Wednesday denouncing the “horrific actions of Jaylen Fryberg,” who was an enrolled member, along with his cousins.
“All of the young people he attacked were his friends, and two were his cousins,” the statement said. “Parents and children alike are struggling to understand what caused him to act in such a manner. Even though we may never know why, there can be no justification for taking the lives of others. These were the acts of an individual, not a family, not a tribe.”
The Marysville Rotary Club and Heritage Bank have set up a fund to benefit the families of the shooting victims, the Marysville Police Department said. A committee of representatives from the Marysville School District, city of Marysville and Marysville Rotary Foundation will be established to disburse funds.
Marysville-Pilchuck High School, which canceled school for a week after the shooting, is expected to resume classes Monday with a modified schedule.
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