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.