Published On: Sun, Oct 26th, 2014

Washington school shooting: Gia Soriano passed, Jaylen Fryberg’s second victim

The shocking school shooting just took another sad turn as one of the shooting victims, reported to be in critical condition, has passed away.

Gia Soriano  photo/Twitter

Gia Soriano photo/Twitter

Gia Soriano, along with Shaylee Chuckulnaskit, both 14, were both in critical condition with head injuries according to Providence Regional Medical Center Everett’s chief medical officer Dr. Joanne Roberts. Sadly Gia passed, losing the battle.

A message on Facebook noted that she was surrounded by family, “never regained consciousness” and ultimately was “take off of life support,” passing away from “her injuries.”

Jaylen Fryberg opened fire on students in the high school cafeteria at Marysville-Pilchuck High School, likely targeting his cousin, Andrew Fryberg, who was now dating a girl he liked.

Andrew Fryberg, 15, and Nate Hatch, were at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle, Susan Gregg, the hospital’s spokeswoman, said. Fryberg is in critical condition and Hatch is listed in serious condition, she said.

One female was shot and killed during the attack, but she has not been identified.

A teacher, Megan Silberberger is believed to ran into the cafeteria and grabbed Jaylen’s arm during the shooting, disrupting the rampage. A lunchroom worker is also said to have intervened.

“I believe she’s actually the real hero. She’s the one that intercepted him with the gun. He tried either reloading or tried aiming at her. She tried moving his hand away and he tried shooting and shot himself in the neck,” Erick Cervantes told KIRO.

Prayers and thoughts for the family and friends.

Gia Soriano photo/Facebook

Gia Soriano photo/Facebook


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  1. Don Shipley says:

    This is a true American tragedy. Maybe if the teachers in our schools were allowed firearms there would have been less casualties. Nevertheless, let’s take a minute of silence to remember and pray for the victims.


  2. Lily says:

    How awful, they were just innocent children. May both girls rest easy.

  3. Get real says:

    Completely agree with April!

    I saw that his mother wendy also has a twitter account. It doesn’t appear that she was very active on there however she did have an account and obviously was familiar enough with twitter to be able to check her sons account regularly. Regardless someone should have been monitoring such a vulgar and clearly unhappy CHILD. The fact that she was involved in social media and couldn’t take the time to check in on her sons twitter feed or Facebook page makes me physically ill. It’s unsettling and horrifying to think that teens these days are allowed to have a free for all out there – whether it be in cyberspace or in public and that they are not being monitored or PARENTED by their own mothers and fathers. People wake up. Know where your kids are, know what they’re doing online, know their friends, KNOW THEM. Negligence is shameful.

    How blind are you? You seriously had no clue your kid was a nut job?? The kind of nut job that kills others and then himself? Wow.

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