SALISBURY, Md. (WMAR) - Kristen Loetz cannot talk or walk. But she can write.
The 20-year-old Salisbury University student was shot by her ex-boyfriend Tuesday night. She's currently being treated at Shock Trauma.
She cannot talk, but she did write a note—a note to her mom that said "I love you," said Salisbury President President Janet Dudley-Eshbach.
Dudley-Eshbach spoke to hundreds of students at a vigil for Loetz and her friend Charles Abbott, who was shot dead by 21-year-old Ryan Shallue .
Shallue drove to Salisbury and forced his way into Loetz's home. The two broke up about four months ago. Abbott was shot after trying to break up a fight between the two. After shooting Loetz and Abbott, Shallue turned the gun on himself.
At the vigil, Dudley-Eshbach told mourners that Loetz, a nursing major and member of the Phi Mu sorority, was expected to survive and that she should be walking again by the end of the week.
Scores of students signed a banner for Loetz and Abbott. There was a moment of silence in Abbott's memory, has friends, students, and members of the Salisbury community raised candles.