Published On: Sun, Oct 26th, 2014

Zoe Galasso identified as Washington school shooting victim

The shooter and two girls are dead as Jaylen Fryberg opened fire on students in the high school cafeteria in Washington state in a rampage of jealousy.

Zoe Galasso

Zoe Galasso

Zoe Galasso has been identified as the student murdered by Fryberg, with Gia Soriano dying from her injuries in the hospital.

Two of the injured at Marysville-Pilchuck High School are cousins. “All three of them are cousins, and they live right close to each other,” Don Hatch told CNN affiliate KOMO confirming the relationships and shedding light on the likely motive.

UPDATE: Gia Soriano has passed away – MORE HERE

“Zoe was very outgoing,” Lukas Thorington told the Seattle Times. “She was into sports. She was nice and awesome. She was fun to hang out with.”

“Last year, in eighth grade, there was a students versus staff basketball game,” he said, recalling that Zoe and Shaylee were both on the girls basketball team at Totem Middle School. “We were all playing basketball that day against the teachers. We won and we were all happy and celebrating.”

Shaylee Chuckulnaskit was also injured in the original shooting, reportedly in critical condition following surgery.

The injured boys, Andrew Fryberg, 15, and Nate Hatch, are 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.

“Nate, he’s really funny,” Thorington said. “It was kind of shocking to me when heard because they were all friends. I don’t know what happened.”

Jaylen Fryberg argued with his cousin, opened fire, turned and looked around before 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.

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  1. Washington School Shooting victim, Shaylee Chuckulnaskit, passes away, school to re-open - The Global Dispatch says:

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  2. scallywag says:

    And then there are these questions: why did Jaylen shoot down his two cousins? Did he feel betrayed, emasculated? Was he stymied that one of them had gone out with his ex girlfriend, who may or may not have slept behind his back? And were one of three girls he targeted the mark of his jealous revenge?


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