The 16-year-old girl critically injured during a school shooting in Maryland earlier this week has died.
As CrimeOnline previously reported, the parents of Jaelynn Willey announced in a news conference at a Maryland hospital Thursday night that Jaelynn, the eldest of nine siblings, was brain dead and would be taken off life support.
Her mother, Melissa Willey, told reporters Thursday that Jaelynn had “no life left in her.”
According to Fox News, The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office announced that Jaeylynn died surrounded by family at 11: 34 p.m. Thursday.
Jaelynn is believed to have been in some kind of relationship with Austin Rollins, who shot her in the head at Great Mills High School on Tuesday before he was engaged by a School Resource Officer. Rollins died later that day. Another boy was injured in the shooting but has since been released from the hospital.
On Wednesday, Jaelynn’s family released a statement confirming that she was a victim of the shooting.
“Jaelynn is an amazing young lady, whose peaceful presence and love of her fellow students and family is known throughout her Maryland-based school,” the statement read in part.
[Feature image: Jaelynn Willey/Facebook]