A third victim shot by a classmate in Washington state last week has died from her injuries, the Seattle Times reports. Shaylee Chuckulnaskit, 14, died yesterday afternoon, a week after being shot in the Marysville-Pilchuck High School cafeteria by Jaylen Fryberg. Two teenage girls died earlier, along with Fryberg. Two more boys, the shooter's cousins, remain hospitalized, with Andrew Fryberg, 15, in critical condition and Nate Hatch, 14, in satisfactory condition. The shooter reportedly asked his victims to lunch via text.
The AP, meanwhile, says police traffic recordings show the challenge police faced in the aftermath trying to conduct an evacuation amid uncertainty about whether the school was safe. "It's confirmed. We have a shooter. We have five down," said one officer about a minute after 911 started getting calls. Soon after: "I have two that are still breathing and alive. Looks like I have three possibly deceased." Students and teachers went into lockdown mode, creating what the AP calls "a needle-in-a-haystack situation on a campus made up of dozens of separate buildings." About 20 minutes later, a dispatcher told command post that a parent had gotten a text from his son "indicating that they were lucky (Fryberg) only had six rounds."