Italian police say a 16-year-old student shot and killed after a “assault” on his school in Rome’s historic northern suburb of Osteria di Roma has been identified as Katie Noonan, a member of the popular YouTube channel The Peeps.
Police say Noonan’s body was found by her mother and her younger sister in their home on Friday morning.
A police source told The Associated Press that Noonan was stabbed several times.
Police said she had been “murdered by an unknown attacker.”
The family of the teenager who killed Noonan said in a statement on Monday that they are deeply shocked by the death of their beloved daughter.
“We are deeply saddened by Katie’s death, and our thoughts and prayers go out to her family and friends,” the statement said.
“Katie was loved and admired by so many.
Her passion and talent were a gift to many, and she was a bright and talented young woman who made everyone around her smile and laugh.”