Andrew Fryberg, 15, one of the shooting victims at Marysville Pilchuck High School, has died.
According to the Seattle Times, Fryberg passed away at Harborview Medical Center on Friday, November 7.
Andrew had been in the intensive care unit, labeled in critical condition, since the shooting occurred two weeks ago. Fryberg is the fourth shooting victim to pass away- Zoe Galasso, 14, Gia Soriano, 14, and Shaylee Chuckulnaskit were the other three victims. The shooter, Jaylen Fryberg, took his own life on the day of the shooting.
The fifth victim Nate Hatch was released from Harborview Medical Center on Thursday, November 6 after undergoing surgery to repair his jaw. He described Andrew as his “other half and my brother.”
“We express our thanks for the amazing support from the community, as well as from everyone around the world that have been praying for us all through this tragic event,” Fryberg’s family said in a statement following his death. “We also want to say a special thank you to all the amazing staff that have cared for our son and brother here in the pediatric intensive care unit at Harborview. 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.”
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The Tulalip Tribes also issued a statement. “With the passing of Andrew Fryberg this evening the Tulalip Tribes offer up our prayers and condolences to his family. As they mourn his passing the Tulalip Tribes grieves along with them. The Tulalip Tribes and Marysville will be forever changed as a result of the senseless and tragic incident that took place on the morning of October 24th and know that healing will not happen overnight. We remain committed to taking this journey together, step by step, holding up the families most impacted and helping our communities heal.”