A gunman killed one person and injured several others when he opened fire at his high school near Seattle before turning the gun on himself, according to police.
The shooter was a student and is reportedly dead from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
Family members have confirmed to news outlets and on social media that the shooter was freshman Jaylen Fryberg.
Police responded to calls of shots fired at Marysville-Pilchuck High School in Marysville, Washington at about 10:45 a.m Pacific time. Two students, including the shooter, have died, police said during a press conference.
Four patients arrived at Providence Regional Medical Center in Everett, Washington at about 12:30 p.m. Pacific time. Three victims are currently in surgery, hospital spokesperson Erin Al-Wazan told Business Insider.
“They’re all critical. And they’re all young,” she said.
The fourth patient was transferred to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle, according to Al-Wazan.
The patient, a male student from Pilchuck High School, is currently being evaluated, a Harborview spokesperson told Business Insider.
Dwayne, a junior at the high school, told KIRO 7 that he was in the lunchroom when the shooting started.
“I am so scared. … I had just run into the lunchroom, I grabbed my lunch, and as I was walking out … I heard four like [banging noises],” he said. “I thought someone was kicking the door or something … and then everyone was running out.”
The Marysville School District released this statement:
The Marysville Pilchuck High School is currently in lock down due to an emergency situation. Police and emergency services have responded. The Marysville School District lock down procedures will remain in effect at Marysville Pilchuck until further notice from law enforcement. We will continue to forward communication in cooperation with law enforcement.
Some people seem to be tweeting from inside the school:
Some people gathered outside the school after the shooting:
Some students were led out of the school, according to KIRO 7. Others were locked down in classrooms inside the building.
Students who left the school were led to a church for refuge:
In the church waiting for all students to get here
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