A 14-year-old girl, injured from Friday’s Washington state school shooting, has died, bringing the death toll to three, including the shooter who died from a self-inflicted wound, the Associated Press reported.
Gia Soriano, who had been in critical condition from head injures, died Sunday night, hospital officials at Providence Regional Medical Center Everett confirmed.
“We are devastated by this senseless tragedy,” Soriano’s family said in a statement, read by Dr. Joanne Roberts at a Sunday news conference. “Gia is our beautiful daughter, and words cannot express how much we will miss her.”
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Roberts added that the family will donate her organs. “Our daughter was loving, kind and this gift honors her life,” the statement read.
Soriano was one of four injured students in Friday’s shooting after a freshman, identified as Jaylen Fryberg, opened fire on his classmates inside the cafeteria of Maryville-Pilchuck High School, 30 miles north of Seattle.
Three students remain hospitalized with two in critical condition and one in serious condition. Zoe Galasso, 14, was pronounced dead at the scene Friday morning, USA Today reported. The medical examiner has yet to identify Galasso as the victim.
Soriano’s death happened the same day as more than 1,000 parents and students gathered in the school’s gym to collectively grieve and try to understand why Fryberg, who was recently named a homecoming prince, would gun down his fellow classmates.