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School shooting victims honored by community

SPOKANE, Wash. - On Wednesday morning, a student opened fire on the at Freeman High School, injuring three students and killing another.

The young man who was shot and killed has been identified as Sam Strahan. He had just started his sophomore year at Freeman.

Words can't even begin to describe the pain the community and his family felt after the tragic incidents. Vigils were held around the area in honor of Sam and the other students injured in the attack.

Earlier this year, Sam's father, Scott, passed away unexpectedly leaving behind Sam, his sister, Emily, and his mother, Ami.

A gofundme was set up by Sam and Emily's uncle back in June when they lost their father to help raise money for their college fund.

However, on Wednesday night, the fund shifted its point to helping the family.

“Still grief stricken from the loss of my younger brother earlier this year, now I learned today that my nephew Sam was killed in this shooting at his high school when he tried to intervene to stop the shooter,” said Eric Strahan, Sam's uncle. 'Please help me raise money to help support the family during this difficult time.”

At the time of this article being written, the total money raised was around $29,000. After just 3 hours on Wednesday, the page had raised $15,000.

If you would like to help the family and donate to the page, click here.

We offer our prayers to the family and friends of the Strahan family as well as the entire community of Freeman.