A 4th Teen Has Died After Oxford High School Shooting on Tuesday
A fourth teenager has died following Tuesday's school shooting at Oxford High School.
The Oakland County Sheriff's Office says 17-year-old Justin Shilling died from his injuries around 10 o'clock this morning (12/1).
Sheriff Calls Tuesday's School Shooting in Oxford Cold-Hearted
Oakland County Sheriff Michael Bouchard tells Detroit TV station WXYZ that the incident which took the lives of seven innocent people is "absolutely cold-hearted."
"It’s chilling. It’s absolutely cold-hearted, murderous. Our forensic team was working all night. So far, I believe they’ve recovered over 30 shell casings. We believe he fired over 30 shots," Bouchard said.
Three Other Students Lost Their Lives
Tate Myre, 16, Hana St. Juliana, 14, and Madisyn Baldwin, 17 were also killed on Tuesday. Six students and one teacher were also injured in the shooting.
According to this report, Tate Myre was not only a stand out football player for Oxford but he is being called a hero. The 16-year-old died while trying to disarm the shooter during Tuesday's massacre. Myre died in the back of a patrol car on his way to the hospital after the shooting.
One Suspect is in Custody
The 15-year-old suspect who opened fire on students is currently in custody. Police say the boy was a student at Oxford High School and that his father had purchased the gun just days before he brought the weapon to school.
There are reports that the boy may have left some clues on social media sites leading up to the incident but that information has not yet been confirmed.
The Oakland County Sheriff's Department is expected to announce charges against the suspect today (12/01) at 2 pm.