Chardon, Ohio – On Tuesday, authorities announced that two more students wounded during the Chardon High School shooting have been pronounced dead.
Sixteen-year-old Danny Parmertor died Monday, however, Russell King Jr. and Demetrius Hewlin, both 17, were declared dead Tuesday by the Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner’s office.
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Hugh Shannon, a spokesperson for the medical examiner’s office, announced King had no brain activity when he arrived at a local hospital and was later declared brain dead.
Hewlin’s family released a statement about their loved one, which confirmed he had died.
“Demetrius was a happy young man who loved life and his family and friends,” said the statement. “We will miss him very much but we are proud that he will be able to help others through organ donation”
T.J. Lane, 17, allegedly opened fire around 7:30 a.m. yesterday morning as students were eating breakfast and studying. Students present told local media he appeared to target a specific table where a student who had begun dating his ex-girlfriend was sitting with friends, reports Reuters.
Lane was reportedly chased away from Chardon High School by a teacher – the school football coach – and was detained by police shortly thereafter.
Although Lane’s name has not been released to the public because he is a juvenile, witnesses identified Lane as the shooter.
Lane is a student at the Lake Academy alternative school.
On Tuesday evening at 7:00 p.m., a public prayer service will be held for the shooting victims at the Church of St. Mary, which is located across from Chardon High School.
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