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Snohomish County Sheriff Ty Trenary told a news conference Monday the five students were all at a lunch table when they were shot by 15-year-old Jaylen Fryberg. (Photo: Facebook / MGN ) Snohomish County Sheriff Ty Trenary told a news conference Monday the five students were all at a lunch table when they were shot by 15-year-old Jaylen Fryberg. (Photo: Facebook / MGN )
MARYSVILLE, Wash. - Investigators looking into the shooting at Marysville-Pilchuck High School that happened last Friday say it appears the gunman responsible, 15-year-old Jaylen Fryberg, invited his victims to lunch by text message prior to shooting them. 


The five students shot were all at a lunch table when Fryberg walked up with a .40 caliber handgun and shot them. Investigators say the gun used in the shooting had been legally purchased by one of Fryberg's relatives, but it remains unclear how Fryberg ended up with the weapon. 


Two 14-year-old girls were killed in the shooting and three more students remain in the hospital.


On Monday, there were conflicting reports going around that Fryberg didn't shoot himself intentionally, but instead accidentally shot himself during a struggle with a teacher. Snohomish County Sheriff Ty Trenary clarified in a news conference on Monday that Fryberg did intentionally shoot himself. Trenary said it is true that a teacher tried to intervene, but she did not have any physical contact with Fryberg before he killed himself. 


Investigators continue to go through text messages, phone records and social media posts searching for an explanation for the shooting, but Trenary said they may never find one. 

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