Two people are dead after a freshman opened fire on a suburban Seattle high school this morning. Police say one of the dead is the shooter, who was a student at Marysville Pilchuck High. Three students are in critical condition at an Everett Hospital after suffering head wounds in the shooting. A fourth victim was transferred to a trauma center with less serious injuries.
Law enforcement officials say they are "confident" there was only one shooter, but they are still treating the scene as active and thoroughly searching the campus. Witnesses say the shooting began in the cafeteria, and about 50 to 60 students were in there at the time of the shooting.
One student at Marysville-Pilchuck High School in Marysville told CNN that the suspect was popular, but had recently been bullied. Another student says he fired six shots at specific people, at least one of whom was allegedly considered the shooter's friend.
The student is also reportedly Native American and had been part of the Homecoming court. He's also said to have been on the school's football team. Some students are saying the gunman was recently in a fight at football practice and had broken up with his girlfriend.
Junior Frankie Pina said he grew up with the gunman. Pina said the shooter would keep to himself or be standoffish if he didn't like someone. When asked if he had ever been seen with a gun before, Pina almost chuckled, saying how he didn't expect him to have a weapon.