Hundreds turn out for vigil to mourn 2 shot in Salisbury

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.

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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.

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