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Wed September 4, 2013

Victims in Apparent Murder-Suicide Shootings Identified (Update)

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SALISBURY, Md. (AP) - Authorities are identifying the three people shot in an apparent murder-suicide at a home near Salisbury University.

The Wicomico County Sheriff's Office said Wednesday that 21-year-old Ryan Shallue shot 19-year-old Charles Abbott and 20-year-old Kristen Loetz on Tuesday night, then turned the gun on himself.

The sheriff's office says Shallue was pronounced dead on the scene and Abbott was pronounced dead at an area hospital. Loetz, a university student from Stevensville, is being treated at Shock Trauma in Baltimore in critical, but stable condition.

The sheriff's office says Shallue, who was also from Stevensville, was Loetz' former boyfriend and the pair argued Tuesday night. When Abbott intervened, the sheriff's office says Shallue shot him and Loetz.