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Oct 27, 2014 8:51 PM

School shooting victim forgives gunman, his cousin

The Associated Press

MARYSVILLE, Wash. (AP) A victim of a shooting at a Washington state high school says he forgives the boy who did it his cousin.

Fourteen-year-old Nate Hatch is recovering at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle from a gunshot wound to the jaw.

He's one of five students who were shot in the cafeteria of Marysville-Pilchuck High School on Friday by Jaylen Fryberg, a popular student who invited his victims to lunch and shot them at their table before killing himself.

Hatch wrote on his Twitter feed, "I love you and I forgive you jaylen rest in peace." A friend confirmed the feed's authenticity to The Associated Press.

Two teen girls were killed in the shooting, one was critically injured, and two boys both Fryberg's cousins were also injured.


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