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Chardon High School Shooting: Student killed identified as Daniel Parmertor

An Ohio State Highway patrol helicopter leaves Chardon High School Monday, Feb. 27, 2012, in Chardon, Ohio. A gunman opened fire inside the high school AP Photo/Tony Dejak

An Ohio State Highway patrol helicopter leaves Chardon High School on Monday, Feb. 27, 2012, in Chardon, Ohio.
AP Photo/Tony Dejak
(CBS/AP) CHARDON, Ohio - The student killed in a shooting at Chardon High School Monday has been identified as Daniel Parmertor.

Parmertor, an aspiring computer repairman, was shot while waiting for the bus for his daily 15-minute ride to a vocational center.

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Parmertor was reportedly airlifted to Cleveland's MetroHealth Medical Center. Four other students were injured in the shooting. A witness says it appeared the gunman was targeting a group of students sitting at a cafeteria table.

Freshman Danny Komertz, 15, says Parmertor was killed while trying to get under a table to protect himself and shield his face.

Parmertor's family issued a statement through the MetroHealth System:

"We are shocked by this senseless tragedy. Danny was a bright young boy who had a bright future ahead of him. The family is torn by this loss. We ask that you respect our privacy during this difficult time."

Parmertor's teacher at Auburn Career School had no idea why Parmertor, "a very good young man, very quiet," had been targeted, said Auburn superintendent Maggie Lynch.

The gunman was taken into custody after reportedly surrendering to bystanders about an hour after the shooting.

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