One was a football player, who had recently won accolades as a linebacker and tight end on his team. Tate Myre, 16, died in a patrol car as authorities tried to take him to hospital.
“There was no time to wait,” Sheriff Bouchard said. “He tried to load him into the car to get him to a hospital as soon as possible, but he died in the car.”
Authorities released the names of the victims of the Michigan high school shooting on Tuesday evening. Three students were killed, including Tate Myre; Madisyn Baldwin, 17; and Hana St Juliana, 14.
At a news conference Tuesday night, Oakland County Sheriff Michael Bouchard said officials were not aware of whether the victims were targeted.
“We don’t know where he went first or why,” Sheriff Bouchard said of the suspect.
By Tuesday night, more than 25,000 people had signed an online petition to rename the school’s stadium after Mr. Myre, who recently earned an all-region award as a Michigan High School Football Coaches Association linebacker and tight end.
Among those injured, Sheriff Bouchard said, was a 15-year-old boy who was in critical condition with a head injury; a 14-year-old boy with severe jaw and head injuries; a 17-year-old girl who was shot in the neck; a 15-year-old boy who was shot in the left leg; a 17-year-old boy who was injured in the hip; a 47-year-old teacher who was shot in the shoulder and discharged after treatment; a 14-year-old girl who was in critical condition with chest and neck injuries and was on a ventilator after surgery; and a 17-year-old girl who was also in critical condition with chest wounds.
“It looks very difficult for this young girl,” Sheriff Bouchard said of the 14-year-old girl on a ventilator.