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Investigation Update in Marysville Pilchuck HS Shooting

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  October 25, 2014 

CONTACT: Shari Ireton, Director of Communications, Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office
shari.ireton@snoco.org, 425-388-3377, Media line: 425-249-6263

marysville, Wash. —   Investigators with the Snohomish County Multiple Agency Response Team (SMART) have finished their on-scene investigation at Marysville Pilchuck High School following a shooting that occurred here yesterday morning.  They recovered a 40 caliber handgun from the scene, believed to be the weapon used in the shooting.  The motive for the shooting is still under investigation.  The Snohomish County Medical Examiner took custody of the two deceased at the high school late last night and the scene has been turned back over to the Marysville Police Department.

Identification of deceased, as well as cause and manner of death, will be provided by the ME. 

SMART detectives were able to confirm that in addition to the four wounded victims transported to area hospitals, two other students were treated medically at the high school and released for minor wounds.  Updates about the victims will be provided by the hospitals where they are receiving care. 

Investigators have interviewed more than 100 student witnesses and ask that anyone who believes they have information regarding the incident to call the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office tip line at 425-388-3845.

During the course of the investigation, detectives were able to confirm that a cafeteria worker attempted to stop the shooter.

This is still an active investigation and detectives continue to gather evidence and statements from witnesses and there is no further information available at this time.  The next update will be provided when new information becomes available.

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