Police have confirmed that a fourth teenager has passed away following the horrific shooting at a Oxford High School in Michigan on Tuesday (Nov. 30).
“We are saddened to announce a fourth victim has died as a result of their injuries. Justin Shilling, a 17-year-old student of Oxford High School has passed,” the Oakland County Sheriff’s Office said in a statement on Wednesday (Dec. 1).
Tate Myre, 16, Hanna St. Julian, 14, and Madisyn Baldwin, 17, passed away on Tuesday. The 15-year-old suspect is in custody.
Here’s a statement from Oxford County Sheriff Michael Bouchard, sent out Tuesday night:
“I just left Oxford high school after a detailed walk-through and examination of the scene and evidence. As I reflect on the day, it is one that is filled with overwhelming sadness. My heart aches for families that will never be the same and a quiet sweet community that had its innocence shattered. I have seen far too many bodies and death in my career, but children’s are always the worst. I am super proud of our team as they continue to work through the night and I know the work they did this day saved lives. It is also evident from the scene that the lockdown protocols, training and equipment Oxford schools had in place saved lives as well. I will close this day with more prayers, as we will be back at it in a couple of hours.”