Before starting to shoot his high school colleagues and then killing himself, the Marysville school shooter texted his friends and asked them to join him for lunch. Officials discovered this detail after many speculations around the motive behind the gruesome murders of the popular football player from a high school in Marysville, Washington.
The shooter gathered his victims at the same table in the cafeteria of the Marysville-Pilchuck High School, on Friday morning. October 24. When all the people he texted were at the table, the Marysville school shooter, 15-year-old Jaylen Fryberg began to shoot his 40-caliber Beretta shotgun. Police said that the gun was purchased legally by one of the shooter’s family members.
Two of the shooter’s victims have died of gun injuries and the three other are being treated in the hospital and are currently in critical to stable condition.
One of the girls who got shot, Gia Soriano, died Sunday in the hospital due to severe head wounds. The other girl student who was killed by the Marysville school shooter was identified as Zoe R. Galasso.
The shooter, Jaylen Fryberg, 15, had just been announced homecoming prince, just less than a week prior to the tragedy. He shot himself in the head and died immediately, as the medical examiner announced on Monday. Some believed that the gun may have discharged while Fryberg was struggling with a teacher who tried to put him down and stop him while he recharged his gun.
The police and detectives are still searching through his text messages on his phone and other social media like Facebook and Twitter to establish the real motives behind his killings.
Many believe that Fryberg was upset because one of his cousins was dating the girl he liked. When he found out he got really mad and started posting strange and menacing posts on his Twitter account:
“It won’t last … it’ll never last…”, this was his last Twitter post on Thursday before starting shooting his colleagues on Friday morning.
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