On Friday, a student at a US school opened fire in the school, killing two students and wounding several others before he took his own life. The incident occurred in the cafeteria of Marysville-Pilchuck High School in the town of Marysville, Washington.
Marysville police spokesman Robb Lamoureux spoke to reporters after the incident, saying, “We are confident that there was only one shooter and the shooter is deceased”.
Three students were in critical condition and rushed to the nearest hospital, hospital doctors said.
“Four patients came to this center from the scene. Three of them remained at the center… the three most critically ill were kept here”, a spokeswoman for the hospital told CNN.
However, The Seattle Times reports that two students have died and four were people who were injured in the incident.
“I was eating… I heard four gunshots and it was behind me. I saw a gun pointed at a table… then I ran out of the exit”, Alex, a student at the school, told KIRO TV news.
Austin, another student at the school, told a CNN affiliate that the gunman was initially “silent” before opening fire at the cafeteria.
“There was just a big group of kids. … He was quiet. He was just sitting there. Everyone was talking. All of a sudden I see him stand up, pull something out of his pocket. At first I thought it was just someone making a really loud noise with like a bag, like a pretty loud pop until I heard four more after that, and I saw three kids just fall from the table like they were falling to the ground dead”, he said.
“I jumped under the table as fast as I could and when it stopped I looked back up and I saw he was trying to reload his gun. When that happened I just ran the opposite direction and I was out of there as fast as I could”, he said.