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Published On: Mon, Nov 3rd, 2014

Washington School Shooting victim, Shaylee Chuckulnaskit, passes away, school to re-open

The other 14-year-old girl who was shot by a fellow student at a Washington state high school has died, making her the third victim in the attack. Shaylee Chuckulnaskit died at 4:45 p.m. Oct. 31 as a result of her injuries from the Oct. 24 shooting at Marysville Pilchuck High School, according to a statement from Providence Regional Medical Center.

Shaylee joins Zoe Galasso, 14, who died at the scene, and Gia Soriano, also 14, who died two days later at Providence as the three deaths from the attack by Jaylen Fryberg, 15.

Shaylee Chuckulnaskit  photo/Facebook

Shaylee Chuckulnaskit photo/Facebook

His two cousins, Andrew Fryberg, 15, and Nate Hatch, 14 – remain in critical and stable condition, respectively. Fryberg died at the scene of a self-inflicted wound.

In a statement released Friday, Chuckulnaskit’s family said: “Our hearts are broken at the passing of our beautiful daughter. 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.”

The statement went on to say: “We have been overwhelmed by the thoughtfulness and support of our family, friends and community. We are deeply grateful for all the acts of kindness that have come our way. We especially want to thank the medics and Providence staff who have cared for Shay. We request that everyone please provide us the privacy we need so we can grieve our loss.”

The Tulalip Tribe also offered its sentiments after to distance itself from Fryberg, who was a member of the tribe.

“The Tulalip Tribes continues to offer up our condolences and prayers for the passing of Zoe Galasso and Gia Sariano,” said a tribe statement. “Our hearts are heavy as we hear of the passing of Shaylee Chuckulnaskit. 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.”

The tribe has set up a fund to benefit the families of the victims. Donations may be sent to the Tulalip Foundation, Attn: MPHS Relief Fund, 8825 34th Ave. NE L-242, Tulalip, WA 98271, or The Tulalip Foundation, under the Make an Online Donation section.

After closing for a week, Marysvile Pilchuck High School is expected to reopen on Monday.

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- Catherine "Kaye" Wonderhouse, a proud descendant of the Wunderhaus family is the Colorado Correspondent who will add more coverage, interviews and reports from this midwest area.

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