World America 25 Mar 2018 Shootout victim dies ...

Shootout victim dies without life support

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Published Mar 25, 2018, 1:23 am IST
Updated Mar 25, 2018, 1:23 am IST
People hold signs on Pennsylvania Avenue at the “March for Our Lives” rally, the biggest protest for gun control in a generation, on Saturday in Washington. 	— AP
 People hold signs on Pennsylvania Avenue at the “March for Our Lives” rally, the biggest protest for gun control in a generation, on Saturday in Washington. — AP

Washington: A teenage girl left brain dead after she was wounded in a school shooting in Maryland died after she was removed from life support, local officials said on Saturday.

The girl, 16-year-old Jaelynn Willey, was shot in the head by the attacker, with whom she had had a relationship.

Another student was wounded in Tuesday’s attack, and the assailant — also a student — was shot and killed by a police officer stationed at the high school in southern Maryland.

Writing on behalf of the Willey family, the St. Mary’s County Sheriff's Office issued a statement “with heavy hearts and great sadness,” saying that Jaelynn Willey died at 11.34 pm (local time) on Friday “surrounded by her family.”

Her parents told a news conference late on Friday that their daughter was brain dead and would be taken off of life support.

“My daughter was hurt by a boy who shot her in the head and took everything from us,” said her mother, Melissa Willey, according to The Washington Post.

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