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A student injured Tuesday in the shooting at a high school in the northern United States succumbed to his injuries, bringing the death toll to four, local police said on Wednesday, still trying to explain the motivations of the shooter. & nbsp;
“We are saddened to report that a fourth victim has succumbed to his injuries,” Oakland County Sheriff's Department said on their Facebook page.
17-year-old Justin Shilling , died in hospital at around 10:45 am local time, Sheriff Michael Bouchard told AFP.
The day before, a 15-year-old high school student in Oxford, a suburb of Detroit in Michigan, had shot and killed three high school students aged 14 to 17 and injured eight people including a teacher.
Six injured students remained hospitalized Wednesday while the teacher, slightly injured in the shoulder, was released from the hospital on Tuesday.
The student, whose identity has not been made public, used a Sig Sauer SP 2022 9mm semi-automatic pistol, purchased by his father on Friday, the day of the big Black Friday promotions, according to police.
“He clearly came to kill people,” Sheriff Bouchard said on CNN on Wednesday, noting that he had fired at least 30 bullets.
“He was shooting at people at close range, often aiming at the head or chest, ”he added.
The gunman went to the police inside the school itself and was placed in detention.
He remained silent on the motives for his action, his parents asking him not to speak to the police, according to the authorities.
The county prosecutor of Oakland, Karen McDonald, is due to announce Wednesday at 2:00 p.m. local (19:00 GMT) the indictment of the young gunman, according to his services. right to own of weapons is guaranteed by the Constitution.