Chardon, Ohio (CNN) — A second victim has died from wounds suffered in the school shooting in Chardon, Ohio, the Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner’s office said Tuesday.
Russell King Jr., 17, was declared brain dead early Tuesday, according to the medical examiner’s office. He was shot at Chardon High School on Monday, it said.
Student Daniel Parmertor died on Monday. Three other students were wounded in the shooting.
Authorities have yet to name the teen shooter arrested in the Monday morning attack. But many students, some of whom said they were steps away from the suspect when the bullets flew, described the shooter as a withdrawn boy named T.J. Lane.
The suspect was scheduled to make an initial court appearance at 3:30 p.m. Authorities have not released the charges he may face. It was also unclear if the public or media would be allowed in the courtroom. Many juvenile hearings are closed.
Lawyer Bob Farinacci, speaking for Lane’s family, said late Monday night that the boy, a 17-year-old sophomore, was “extremely remorseful.”
“Very, very scared and extremely remorseful,” he told CNN affiliate WKYC.
“He is a very confused young man right now,” Farinacci added. “He’s very confused. He is very upset. He’s very distraught. … This is a very scary circumstance that I don’t think he could have possibly even foreseen himself in the middle of.”
Thousands of people posted on Facebook and other social networking services pledging to wear red — Chardon’s school color — on Tuesday in support of the victims and survivors of the shooting. Thousands of others came together to post condolences on memorial pages dedicated to the victims.
“RIP Danny. Such a beautiful life cut way too short. You will never be forgotten,” one poster to Parmentor’s memorial page wrote. “My heart aches for your family.”
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