Salisbury shooting: On Tuesday night, 21-year-old Ryan Shallue shot 19-year-old Charles Abbott, his former girlfriend 20-year-old Kristen Loetz, and then himself. After the Salisbury shooting incident, Ryan Shallue was pronounced dead on the scene and Charles Abbott was pronounced dead at an area hospital. Kristen Loetz, who is a Salisbury University student from Stevensville, is in critical but stable condition according to a The Washington Post report on Sept. 4, 2013.
According to the Wicomico County Sheriff’s Office, the Salisbury shooter, 21-year-old Ryan Shallue, was Kristen Loetz’s former boyfriend.
On Tuesday night, Ryan Shallue, who is also from Stevensville, and Kristen Loetz were arguing in a home on Onley Road where several off-campus apartments can be found and where many Salisbury University students live. Kristen Loetz is a Salisbury University student.
When Charles Abbot tried to intervene, Ryan Shallue shot him and Kristen Loetz.
When Salisbury police arrived at the scene, they found the three victims who were suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. After the Salisbury shooting had occurred, Salisbury University officials issued an emergency bulletin on the university’s website alerting faculty and staff of the shooting.
Once it was determined that the Salisbury shooting was “a “domestic dispute” and that there was no threat to other students, the alert was updated just 30 minutes later.
The Salisbury shooting occurred only two weeks into the semester.