Ohio school shooting: another teenager dies from his injuries
News is coming through to San Francisco that has everyone, from those in the streets of Hunters Point to the soaring towers of Pacific Heights, reeling in shock.
A third high school student has now died after the shootings at Chardon High School near Cleveland, Ohio.
The third victim is Demetrius Hewlin, age 16.
Five students were shot at Chardon High School, near Cleveland, OH, as they waited for a bus to take them to their vocation center.
This third death comes right on the heels of the announcement that the second victim, 17 year old Russell King Jr. had died from his injuries. King had been trying to escape the shooter by hiding under a cafeteria table when he was shot. King was pronounced brain-dead at MetroHealth Medical Center earlier today.
Russell King Jr. had just started dating the same girl that the shooter, Thomas “TJ” Lane had been dating.
The first victim of the shooting by TJ Lane died just a few hours after the shooting took place.
“Terrible tragedy, and they were all so young,” says San Francisco resident Karla Enfield.
A statement was given by the family of Daniel Parmertor, age 16, the first victim, who died within hours of the shooting. It read:
“We are shocked by this senseless tragedy. Danny was a bright young boy who had a bright future ahead of him. The family is torn by this loss. We ask that you respect our privacy during this difficult time.”
One girl said that Lane had not been bullied, as might have been expected:
“Even though he was quiet, he still had friends,” said Tyler Lillash, 16. “He was not bullied,” say said, according to USA Today.
Lane had good grades and had never been in trouble before, according to Robert Farinacci, lawyer for the family of Thomas “TJ” Lane.
The lawyer says that his client, TJ Lane, is currently in shock and is very remorseful.
Read the earlier article about TJ Lane being remorseful and about the second victim dying, here: Ohio school: Second boy dead, he and shooter dated same girl
Sources: USA Today and modenook.com
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See the video on the left-hand side of the gunman being caught on camera. See too, photos on the left-hand side in the middle of the school.