WASHINGTON (AFP) – A fourth teen victim died Friday, two weeks after being gunned down by a fellow high school student who went on a shooting rampage in Washington state, hospital officials said.
“Unfortunately, Andrew Fryberg, 15, passed away this evening,” Harborview Medical Centre in Seattle said.
The three other victims were all girls, one of whom died on the spot and two of whom died in hospital over the past two weeks.
The teen widely identified as the shooter, Jaylen Fryberg – reportedly a cousin of Andrew Fryberg – also turned the gun on himself during the spree.
In a brief statement Andrew Fryberg’s family expressed gratitude “for the amazing support from the community, as well as from everyone around the world.”
“Our family is overwhelmed with the love and care that has been provided to our loved one during this time and you all will forever hold a special place in our hearts,” they said.
All three of the teens who were brought to hospital in critical condition, each of whom had been shot in the head, are now dead.
Another boy, who was shot in the jaw and arrived in serious condition, was released from hospital Thursday, US media reported.