Shaylee Chuckulnaskit, a victim of the Marysville-Pilchuk High School shooting, succumbed to her critical injuries on Oct. 31. She was just 14 years old.
This is so devastating. Shaylee Chuckulnaskit, 14, was confirmed dead on Oct. 31 from the fatal gunshot wounds she sustained at the hands of fellow classmate and friend, Jaylen Fryberg, 15.
Shaylee Chuckulnaskit Dead: Victim Of Jaylen Fryberg Dies From Injuries
Shaylee passed away at the Providence Medical Center as a result of “severe injuries,” according to Daily Mail.
When Jaylen opened fire in his high school cafeteria on Oct. 24 before turning the gun on himself, Shaylee’s wounds were initially so severe that she was not immediately recognizable. Both she and Gia Soriano, 14, suffered critical head wounds.
Also among Jaylen’s victims were Zoe Galasso, 14, who was killed on-scene, along with Jaylen’s cousins Nate Hatch, 14, and Andrew Fryberg, 15. Shaylee’s friend, Gia Soriano, 14, also died as a result of the shooting.
“I am thankful and grateful for the support from everyone. At this time I am requesting privacy,” Megan said. This was her first year as a full-time teacher. “We’re just trying to deal with it and cope with it.”
Shaylee Chuckulnaskit Was ‘Sociable’ & ‘Kind’
A classmate of Shaylee’s revealed to the Seattle Times that she was a “sociable and kind” young girl who “helped other kids with their problems.”
Shaylee’s family released a statement, following her death. They said:
“Our hearts are broken at the passing of our beautiful daughter. Shay means everything to us. In Shay’s short life she has been a radiant light bringing us incredible joy and happiness. She has been a loving daughter, a caring sister, a devoted friend and a wonderful part of our community. We can’t imagine life without her. We have been overwhelmed by the thoughtfulness and support of our family, friends and community. We are deeply grateful for all the acts of kindness that have come our way. We especially want to thank the medics and Providence staff who have cared for Shay. We request that everyone please provide us the privacy we need so we can grieve our loss. Thank you.”
Our thoughts go out to Shaylee’s friends and family during this incredibly difficult time.
— Amanda Mitchell