Police say the Marysville, Washington shooter set up his victims with a text message asking them to meet in their school's cafeteria. His classmates, including two of his own cousins sat at that table when he opened fire. One student was killed at the scene and a second died over the weekend. Three surviving teens remain hospitalized, two in critical condition. The gunman and his cousins are members of the Tulalip tribe, a community now struggling for answers.
Donald Hatch is the grandfather of shooting victim Nate Hatch. Nate is in stable condition and a 14-year-old cousin of the shooter. Mister Hatch tells Anderson that the boys were extremely close and the tragedy makes no sense to him.
Following a day which left two teens dead, and four others injured, after a school shooting in the state of Washington, on Friday evening Anderson Cooper interviewed Nate Heckendorf, a student at Marysville-Pilchuck High School.
Watch the above video as Heckendorf describes one of the dead, a girl he's know since the fourth grade, while also detailing the exchange he had with the shooter, who took his own life, on the morning of the incident.
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