Demetrius Hewlin, a student victim wounded on Monday at Chardon High School, passed away this morning.
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CHARDON, OH (WOIO) – A third student has died after being shot at Chardon High School on Monday. Demetrius Hewlin passed away this morning.
His family made the following statement:
“We are very saddened by the loss of our son and others in our Chardon community. Demetrius was a happy young man who loved life and his family and friends. We will miss him very much but we are proud that he will be able to help others through organ donation. We ask that you respect our privacy during this difficult time.”
Five students were shot at Chardon High early Monday morning by a student gunman, who witnesses have identified as 17-year-old TJ Lane.
The shootings occurred just before the start of classes Monday morning around 7:40AM in the area of the school’s cafeteria. Lane reportedly opened fire, shooting five students.
Three of the shooting victims, 17-year-old Russell King, Jr., 16-year-old Daniel Parmertor and Demetrius Hewlin, all died at MetroHealth Medical Center.
At Hillcrest Hospital, 17-year-old Nick Walczak remains in serious condition and 18-year-old Joy Rikers is in stable condition. Read on at 19 Action News