SALISBURY, Md. - Friends, family, classmates, and total strangers are sending positive thoughts to Kristen Loetz since the terrifying night she was shot by her ex-boyfriend.
Just weeks ago, that ex-boyfriend, 21-year-old Ryan Shallue, showed up at her home off-campus home at Salisbury University. He shot Loetz and her friend, 19-year-old Charles Abbott, who died.
Police say Shallue turned the gun on himself. Loetz survived, but has spent weeks recovering; both physically and emotionally.
This week she took to Facebook to share some of what she's been going through, and give thanks for the support she's received.
The post reads in part, "I am finally out of Shock Trauma and on to rehab. “I have never been so amazed at the amount of help the community has come together to give to myself and to my family."
Loetz goes on to talk about Abbott, who she called, “CJ.” She says, “Everyone needs to know how you saved my life that day. If you had not been there to protect me, I know I would not be here to tell our story."
As for her ex-boyfriend, Shallue, she says, "You were never a bad person. Just one who lost their way and couldn't get it back. I hope you have found a better place where you can find peace."
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