A fourth victim has died after a studentat a Michigan high school on Tuesday, the Oakland County Sheriff’s Office said Wednesday. The victim has been identified as 17-year-old Justin Shilling.
Police said they responded to Oxford High School just before 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday after receiving reports of an active shooter on the premises. The suspected shooter, who has been identified as a 15-year-old sophomore at the school, fired 15-20 rounds, police said. He voluntarily surrendered to police and was taken into custody without incident within minutes, officials said.
Oakland County Sheriff Michael Bouchard said Tuesday that when authorities encountered the suspect, he was walking down a hallway with seven rounds of ammunition and a loaded gun.
“That, I believe, interrupted what potentially could have been seven more victims,” Bouchard said.
The other three deceased victims have been identified as 14-year-old Hana St. Juliana, 17-year old Madisyn Baldwin and 16-year old Tate Myre. The suspected shooter has not been named.
Seven more people were wounded in the shooting, including a 47-year-old teacher at the school, which is about 45 minutes north of Detroit.
“This touches us all personally and deeply, and will for a long time,” Bouchard said. “This wound will never go away, and we understand that. But we also want the community to know that we are here for them, and we will leave no stone unturned in determining all the things that led up to it.”
Oakland County Prosecutor Karen D. McDonald said she will hold a press conference on Wednesday to discuss charges in the case.
Michael McCabe, the Oakland County undersheriff, said Tuesday that police have not yet established a motive. He also said his department was not aware of any warning signs that could have predicted the shooting.
Pat Milton contributed reporting.