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Marysville-Pilchuck High School Student Zoe Galasso Identified As First Female Victim

by Sam Kaplan - The Oregon Herald Monday October 27, 2014    9:52 AM

MARYSVILLE, Washington - Police have not publicly released the name of the first female student killed, however, her friends have identified her as Zoe Galasso.

Teenager Zoe Galasso killed in Friday's shooting rampage at a Washington State high school was remembered Sunday by her peers.

Zoe Galasso was eating lunch in the cafeteria at Marysville-Pilchuck High School when she was shot and killed by 14-year-old Jaylen Fryberg, who wounded four other people before killing himself.

14-year-old Gia Soriano, who had been in critical condition after the gunfire, died late Sunday.

Galasso was dating Fryberg's cousin, 15-year-old Andrew Fryberg, who had also been critically injured in the shooting and remains hospitalized at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle, said Jordan Luton, a witness.

Another cousin, 14-year-old Nathan Hatch, was in serious condition, while Shaylee Chuckulnaskit, also 14, remained in critical condition at Providence Regional Medical Center in Everett, a hospital spokesman said.

Student witnesses said Jaylen targeted the group after he was spurned by a love interest, who chose one of his cousins over him. It's unclear if Galasso was the love interest.

"You would think there was some animosity that caused it, but they were the best of friends, they were like brothers," Don Hatch, Nate's grandfather, told Reuters. "All of us wonder why, but we are trying to pray together and heal and forge on."

Galasso was remembered as outgoing and vibrant by friends who took to social media to mourn her passing.

"Workout clothes feel great to wear to school," she tweeted that morning.

And just last weekend, at a dance where Jaylen Fryberg was named homecoming prince, Galasso tweeted a photo of herself with Andrew, in formalwear with boutonnieres in place, smiling and holding hands.

Flower vigils and balloons began to mark the main fence bordering Marysville-Pilchuck High School after the shooting Friday.Flower vigils and balloons began to mark the main fence bordering Marysville-Pilchuck High School after the shooting Friday.PreviousNextFlower vigils and balloons began to mark the main fence bordering Marysville Pilchuck High School, after local officials repoened 108th St. NE following Friday's school shooting. Saturday, October 25th, 2014, in Marysville, WA. Six people were injured in a shooting at Marysville-Pilchuck High School this morning, according to law enforcement sources.


Photo: Marysville-Pilchuck high school student Zoe Galasso identified as first female victim.
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