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US school shooting victim 'brain dead'

2012-02-28 16:02

Chardon - A second victim is "brain dead" after a student opened fire on classmates at his Ohio high school, the local medical examiner's office said on Tuesday.

The Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner's officer said Russell King has been declared "brain dead" after being shot on Monday.

The gunman, identified as TJ Lane, opened fire with a handgun on a group of fellow students at Chardon High shortly after the start of the school day on Monday.

Another victim, 16-year-old Daniel Parmertor, died in hospital shortly after the shooting, while other victims were injured.

The shooting has shocked residents and students of the small Ohio town, who have described Lane as an "outcast" who had suffered bullying and said he had posted warnings on Twitter and left disturbing messages on Facebook.