Marysville-Pilchuck Shooter Targeted His Cousins


Friday’s shooting involving a freshman student at Marysville-Pilchuck High School ended with two students dead and four wounded, and the damage was believed to be done by a .40-caliber hand gun that police found Saturday. Marysville-Pilchuck High School is located about an hour outside of Seattle. Investigators have questioned over 100 witnesses to the incident. Detectives are still gathering information, but it looks as if the shooter targeted two of his cousins who were also his schoolmates.

Authorities still have not found a motive for the attack, but do know that the shooter walked up to a specific table before opening fire. The freshman student opened fire on five students before shooting and killing himself. One female student died at the school, while the four other victims are still recovering at a local hospital. Of the four living victims, two are female, and two are males. The two males shot are cousins of the identified shooter, Jaylen Fryberg. Witnesses say that Fryberg shot into specific vicinity and actually targeted his cousins.

According to reports from multiple students at the high school, Fryberg was well liked and “popular.” He was a student athlete, and had recently won homecoming prince.

The shooting took place at 10:39 am in the cafeteria. Detectives confirmed that a lunchroom worker tried to stop the attack, but was not successful. Authorities are still looking for additional information.

By LaBaron Jackson


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