So sad: One graduate student was killed in the blast, Boston University confirms on its official website.
The third casualty of the April 15 Boston Marathon bombing has been identified as a graduate student at Boston University, but will remain unnamed until his or her family gives permission to do so. What we do know is that the student was one of three friends observing the end of the race by the finish line, and that one of the friends — also a graduate student — is currently in stable condition at Boston Medical Center.
The third BU student was not harmed in the blast, according to the school’s official website.
First Two Victims Of Boston Marathon Bombing Identified
This Boston University graduate student joins two casualties already identified. Both victims were originally identified by The Boston Globe.
The first person identified was 8-year-old Martin Richard, whose father Bill Richard was running in this year’s marathon. Though they weren’t fatally wounded, Martin’s mother suffered brain damage in the blast, and his sister lost one of her legs.
And the second was 29-year-old Krystle Campbell, a Boston native and graduate of the University of Massachusetts Boston. She was also an employee at American Food Systems.
Our hearts go out to the victims, their families and friends, and anyone affected by this senseless tragedy.