UPDATE: 5:00 PM EST
Police have identified the gunman who opened fire in a Seattle school as student Jaylen Fryberg.
Fryberg was announced as the high school’s freshman homecoming king on October 17, according to YouTube video of the ceremony and accounts from students to CNN.
Fryberg’s multiple social media accounts depict him frequently hunting, and using rifles. His social media accounts say he was a Native American and a member of the Tulalip tribe
Witnesses say the teenager opened fire on a group of his friends during lunch.
A student at Washington state’s Marysville-Pilchuck High School walked into the school’s cafeteria, went up to a table with students, “came up from behind … and fired about six bullets into the backs of them,” witness Jordan Luton told CNN. “They were his friends, so it wasn’t just random,” Luton said.
One student, who has yet to be identified, has died. Five others were injured.
Fryberg took to Twitter just one day before his rampage and tweeted:
It won’t last…. It’ll never last….
— Jaylen Fryberg (@frybergj) October 23, 2014
We’ll keep you updated with the latest.
Police have confirmed the suspect in a Seattle-area school shooting is dead.
Marysville Pilchuck High School is currently on lockdown.
Heavily armed police on campus of Marysville-Pilchuck HS. Seattle Times reports gunman has shot/killed himself… pic.twitter.com/zCcik5uqXc
— Norm Ohashi (@MidnightRun11) October 24, 2014
From USA Today:
The Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office is assisting Marysville police. Neither police agency returned calls for information.
Airlift Northwest confirms that they are transporting two patients, but didn’t give more information.
The Seattle Times reports that as many as six people were injured.
It is not clear if there is a suspect at large. Ambulances are staging around the school, according to the newspaper.
SOURCE: USA Today | PHOTO CREDIT: Screengrab