Freeman High School shooting has shocked everyone. The shooter who was later arrested by police was said to be a student of the same school and the victim who died of the gunshot wounds was a friend of the shooter who had confronted him and tried to dissuade him from using the firearm.
But instead of listening to the young man, the shooter who had brought two firearms with him, shot his own friend in the head. He shot three more students with the same gun, before police apprehended him somehow.
The shooting victim, Sam Strahan, who died in his school yesterday, had lost his father merely weeks ago in a tragic accident on Father’s Day.
Reports suggest that Sam Strahan, a sophomore at Freeman High School was fatally shot after he confronted a fellow sophomore who’d come to school armed Wednesday morning. His friends and other people who know him are all praise for him and say he was a no-nonsense young man who could stand his ground whatever the odds.
His friends and acquaintances are all praise for Sam Strahan. While talking about the young man, one of his classmates, Liam Marshall, says, “He was really funny, and he likes to make lots of jokes…He just lost his father this past summer. I thought he was a lot wiser (after his father died). He didn’t do stuff like he used to do. But, he was still funny.”
Reports suggest that as a child Strahan enjoyed camping and spending time in the outdoors with his family. He was part of the Boy Scouts of America with his father Scott acting as a troop leader. His father Scott passed away in June 2017. He was the younger brother of Emily Strahan, a student at the University of Washington.
Meanwhile the shooter has been identified as Caleb Sharpe, a student of the same school. While talking about the incident, Spokane County Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich said the shooter, who also happens to be a student of the same school came armed with two weapons. When the shooter tried to shoot with his first weapon, it didn’t fire and got jammed. Then he took out the second weapon. In the meantime, his friend confronted him. it was then that he shot his own friend from point blank range. The Spokane County Sheriff went on to add that the shooter fired numerous shots injuring three other students.
Elisa Vigil, a 14-year-old freshman was quoted by the Spokesman-Review as saying, “I was putting my backpack away and I heard a loud pop, and I turned around. He was walking around…He had his pistol. His face was completely passive. He shot someone in the head. I crouched down in the hall. I looked up and a girl screamed, ‘Help me, help me, help me.’ The hall was empty. She was shot in the back. I looked to my right, and there was a boy and he was shot in the head.”