Reports: Washington School Shooter ID’d As Freshman Homecoming King

October 24, 2014 5:55 pm

The gunman who killed one individual before taking his own life at a high school north of Seattle on Friday has been identified as Jaylen Fryberg, according to multiple media outlets.

Fryberg, a freshman at Marysville-Pilchuck High School in Washington, allegedly opened fire in the school’s cafeteria, injuring four and killing another.

Police said at a Friday evening press conference that the dead victim was a female student at the school. Law enforcement declined to officially confirm the shooter’s identity.

Fryberg was said to be popular among his classmates. According to CNN, he was crowned as the school’s freshman homecoming king just last week.

“Everybody knew him. Everybody liked him,” student Bryce Vitcovitch told NBC. “This is just a huge shock to everybody. For the most part, he was a really happy kid.”

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