The Salisbury shooting near the University’s campus in Maryland has left 2 people dead and one critically injured. And while the investigation is currently on-going, police do know that the third person shot is a Salisbury University student who is listed in critical condition.
According to witnesses and ABC2News, the shooting was instigated by a domestic dispute.
The gunman is dead, as well, as the shooting ultimately ended in a murder-suicide.
Names of the victims have not yet been released. We do know, however, that the third victim who was shot was immediately flown to a hospital.
Because this tragedy happened so close to Salisbury University, it was inevitable that the school would come out and make a formal statement. Here’s what President Janet Dudley-Eshbach posted on the school’s official website about the shooting:
“Dear Members of the Salisbury University Campus Community:
Our prayers and condolences go out to the families and friends of those impacted by last evening’s tragic off-campus shooting. Sadly, relationship violence is a national issue and our campus is not immune to it.
Last night around 6 p.m. a Salisbury University student, Kristen Loetz, was seriously wounded and two male non-students killed following an argument at a residence on Onley Road, according to reports from the Wicomico County Sheriff’s Office. Charles Jacob Abbott, 19, of Hebron, was shot by Ryan Shallue of Stevensville, who then shot himself, reports indicated. Although the two young men are not registered as SU students, their deaths, too, are tragic.”
To read more of the statement, click here.
For more on the Salisbury shooting, be sure to revisit this column.