Death toll rises to 3 in Ohio school shooting

Death toll rises to 3 in Ohio school shooting

February 28th, 2012 by Associated Press in Local - Breaking News

Parents and children are reunited at Chardon Middle School in Chardon, Ohio Monday, Feb, 27, 2012, following a shooting at Chardon High School. A teenager described as an outcast at the suburban Cleveland high school opened fire in the cafeteria Monday, killing one student and wounding four others before he was chased from the building by a teacher and captured a short distance away, authorities said. (AP Photo/Ashtabula Star Beacon, Warren Dillaway)

Photo by Associated Press /Times Free Press.

CHARDON, Ohio (AP) - A Cleveland hospital says another student wounded in an Ohio high school shooting has died, bringing the death toll to three.

MetroHealth System said Tuesday that Demetrius Hewlin died Tuesday morning. He had been in critical condition.

Hewlin was a student at Chardon High School. He was among several shot by a gunman in the school cafeteria Monday morning.

Hewlin's family says in a statement he was a happy young man who loved life and his family and friends.

The teenage suspect faces a juvenile court hearing Tuesday afternoon.