Russell King is second student to die after Chardon High School shooting rampage

CHARDON, Ohio - A second student has died after a shooting rampage at Chardon High School that ended with five shot and one under arrest.

The Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner's Office said Russell King died at MetroHealth Medical Center. Information about his death was released early Tuesday morning.

King was taken to MetroHealth Medical Center, along with 16-year-old Daniel Parmertor, who was the first to die. One other shooting victim was taken to the same hospital and last reported to be in critical condition.

Two other victims taken to Hillcrest Hospital were a 17-year-old boy, who is in serious condition, and an 18-year-old girl, who is in stable condition, a hospital representative said Monday afternoon.

Police said the gunman who opened up fire in the school early Monday turned himself in after a teacher apparently chased him out of the building.

Sources close to the investigation identified the suspect as 17-year-old TJ Lane.

"Russell didn't move at all because I don't think he really knew," said Nate Mueller, who was at a cafeteria table with three of the victims. "That shot I saw TJ take as I turned around had hit Russell and he was over the table in like a puddle of blood."

"I heard three (shots). The initial one that made me look, the one that I believe hit either Russell or Demitrius and then the third one that hit me," said Mueller, whose ear was grazed by a bullet.

No other names have been released.


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