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Updates on Marysville Shooting

Update – 11:00 a.m., Oct. 28

Shaylee Chuckulnaskit remains in critical condition at Providence Regional Medical Center with family at her side. Please continue to keep Shaylee in your thoughts and prayers.

The entire Providence family continues to hold all those affected by this tragedy close to our heart. As a ministry, we understand the power of prayer and the importance of reflection in the midst of these times. We thank those of you who joined us at 10:39 a.m. yesterday, Oct. 27, as Providence caregivers from Alaska to Southern California observed a moment of silence in honor of Shaylee, Gia, their families, and the other victims.

Update – 9:45 p.m., Oct. 26

We regret that Gia Soriano, age 14 years, passed away tonight as a result of her injuries. Despite the tremendous efforts of our caregivers, unfortunately the trauma injuries were extensive.

The Soriano family is releasing a brief statement:

We are devastated by this senseless tragedy. Gia is our beautiful daughter and words cannot express how much we will miss her. We’ve made the decision to donate Gia’s organs so that others may benefit. Our daughter was loving, kind and this gift honors her life.

Thank you to Providence for their excellent care – bar none – from beginning to end. Thank you to our friends and family who have supported us. Thank you to Drs. Bill Finley, Sanford Wright and Anita Tsen for their tremendous support and compassion. And thank you, to Bill and Ben with LifeCenter.

We ask that you please respect our privacy and give us the space and time we need to grieve and spend time together as a family in memory of Gia.

This is a senseless tragedy. Our hearts and prayers go out to the Soriano family. Our request is that the media and the public respect the families’ privacy so they can grieve in peace.

This has deeply affected Providence caregivers and our community. We invite you to join us for a moment of silence on Monday at 10:39 a.m., the time of the shooting, so we can take time to reflect, as well as collectively offer our thoughts and prayers to those who are grieving.

Update - 8:00 p.m., Oct. 26

Providence will be conducting a press briefing at approximately 9:45 p.m. PT tonight, Oct. 26, in the Rainier Room at Providence Regional Medical Center Everett. We will be posting information from the press briefing at www.providence.org/marysville shortly thereafter.

Update - 9:00 a.m., Oct. 26

Gia Soriano and Shaylee Chuckulnaskit remain in critical condition, and are receiving ongoing, continual monitoring and care. Both girls continue to be surrounded by family and loved ones, and Providence is doing everything possible to support the physical, emotional and spiritual needs of all who have been affected by this tragedy. Our request is that the media and the public respect the families’ privacy during such a difficult time.

There are no press briefings scheduled at this time. Please continue to monitor this website for updates.

Update - 9:00 a.m., Oct. 25

Yesterday, four patients arrived at Providence Regional Medical Center Everett. A male patient was transferred to Harborview Medical Center. After extensive surgery another male patient, age 15, was transferred to Harborview for pediatric intensive care.

Two females remain at Providence with gunshot wounds to the head and are in extremely critical condition. Both patients underwent significant surgeries for trauma injuries.

Working with the families and law enforcement, we have identified the patients and received permission from the parents to release brief information.

Shaylee Chuckulnaskit, age 14, remains in critical condition. Her family and friends know her as Shay. We cannot share more specific information.

Gia Soriano is also age 14 and in critical condition. The family would like to state: Our family is in shock. We appreciate your thoughts and prayers during this tragedy. Our hearts go out to the other victims and their families. Please allow us our privacy as we deal with this tragedy.

Our request is that the media and the public respect the families’ privacy during such a difficult time.

The next three days are going to be critical in treating these girls. Responding to this tragedy has involved dozen of caregivers – doctors, nurses and so many others – entire teams dedicated to providing the most compassionate care.

Our hearts and prayers go out to all of the students and families. In addition to medical care, Providence is supporting the families and we have all of our chaplains mobilized to provide assistance.

We do not have future press briefings scheduled at this time. We will provide updates as they are available on this website.

Update - 6:30 p.m., Oct. 24

The next media briefing is scheduled for tomorrow morning, Oct. 25 at 9 a.m. PT in the Rainier room at Providence Regional Medical Center Everett.

This afternoon, four patients arrived at Providence Regional Medical Center Everett. A male patient was transferred to Harborview Medical Center. Three – all young people, one male and two female – remain at Providence with gunshot wounds to the head. All three are in critical condition. The male patient, age 15, is out of surgery and has been transferred to Harborview for pediatric intensive care. Both female patients are out of surgery and in the Critical Care Unit.

Working with the families and law enforcement, we have identified the patients but are not releasing any more information.
Our request is that the media and the public respect the families’ privacy during such a difficult time.

Approximately 20 physicians responded to care for the patients - two heart surgeons, two neurosurgeons, one chest surgeon, two trauma surgeons, the vascular surgeon and 12 ER physicians. Four trauma rooms at Providence Regional Medical Center Everett – a level 2 trauma center – were used to aid the victims. Providence caregivers were prepared for this emergency due to planning and regular drills.

Our hearts and prayers go out to all of the students and families. In addition to medical care, Providence is supporting the families and we have all of our chaplains mobilized to provide assistance.

We will provide updates as they are available.

Update - 5:20 p.m., Oct. 24

The next Providence media briefing on the Marysville shooting will be at 6 p.m. in the Rainier Room of Providence Regional Medical Center.

Update - 3:40 p.m., Oct. 24

The next Providence media briefing will be at 4 pm in the Rainier Room of Providence Regional Medical Center.