Fourth Student Dies in Michigan High School Shooting

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Fourth Student Dies in Michigan High School Shooting

Dillon Burroughs 3 – 4 minutes


A fourth victim in the Oxford High School shooting in Michigan died Wednesday, according to the Oakland County Sheriff’s Office.

Justin Shilling, 17, passed away at approximately 10:00 a.m. local time at McLaren Oakland Hospital in Pontiac just one day after the shooting tragedy that took the lives of three students.

Three students died the day of the incident. They included Tate Myre, a 16-year-old football player, who died in a sheriff’s deputy’s car while traveling to the hospital; Hana St. Juliana, 14; and Madisyn Baldwin, 17.

Six additional people remain wounded, including one unnamed 47-year-old teacher grazed by a bullet.

Other students noted in the press conference and reported by a local FOX 2 affiliate included:

  • A 14-year-old boy with a gunshot wound to the head and jaw is in serious condition.
  • A 17-year-old girl was listed as stable after being shot in the neck.
  • A 15-year-old boy was shot in the leg and is stable.
  • A 14-year-old girl with chest and neck wounds is currently on a ventilator after surgery, according to the sheriff.
  • A 17-year-old girl was shot in the chest and is in critical condition.

The suspect is currently being held at a local juvenile detention facility and has declined to speak to law enforcement regarding motives. The suspect has not been publicly named, and, due to The Daily Wire’s policy on not naming perpetrators of mass casualty incidents, the suspect’s name will not be used in future Daily Wire reports.

The Daily Wire previously reported that the shooting involved a handgun likely purchased by his father on Black Friday, according to what Oakland County Sheriff Mike Bouchard said on Tuesday.

The student was taken into custody along with a 9mm Sig Sauer SP 2022 handgun, according to a report by the Detroit Free Press. The suspect had at least two 15-round magazines, with seven remaining rounds when he was apprehended, according to Bouchard’s press conference.

“Preliminary investigation revealed that the weapon used in the shooting was purchased on November 26th, four days ago by the boy’s father. The gun had 15 round magazines. We found two of them. There allegedly was three… more than likely that third magazine will be found there,” Bouchard noted.

At least 12 shots were fired, based on shell casings found at the school. Earlier reports noted 15 to 20 rounds had been fired during the shooting.

Information regarding the location of the handgun purchased was not made known to the public. Images of the alleged gun have been seen online.

“It’s my understanding, again, that this was a recent weapon purchase, that he had been shooting with it, and they posted pictures,” Bouchard noted.

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