Posted March 14, 2019 12:25:58A 17-year-old student at East Perth High School is facing life in prison after he was shot and killed by a fellow student at the school last year.
The teenager, who cannot be named, died of his injuries in hospital a day after the shooting at the west Perth school in the early hours of Saturday morning.
The 17-day-old boy was one of five students at the high school to be killed by gunfire.
A coronial inquest heard that two others who were shot by the shooter were “unconscious” and “suffering from minor injuries” when they arrived at the emergency department at the West Perth Hospital.
He was found by two of the other students to be in a “very critical” condition at the scene.
“He was pronounced dead at the Western Suburbs Hospital.” “
In a statement on Sunday, a statement from West Perth Police said: “We can confirm that a 17 year old male student was shot in the stomach during a stabbing incident at East St John Street School in the Western Sydney suburb of East Perth. “
He was pronounced dead at the Western Suburbs Hospital.”
In a statement on Sunday, a statement from West Perth Police said: “We can confirm that a 17 year old male student was shot in the stomach during a stabbing incident at East St John Street School in the Western Sydney suburb of East Perth.
The incident took place at about 2.15am on Saturday March 12, 2019, on the premises of the East Street school.
West Perth Police have asked anyone with information to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.
In an earlier statement, West Perth District Health Services said: “There were no other victims of the stabbing incident in the area of East Street and East Perth Road.”
The teen’s family have described him as a bright and enthusiastic student.
His family and friends have been left devastated by the tragedy and are asking anyone with any information to come forward.
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