ECU Students React To Deadly Shooting

The news of the deadly shooting of an ECU student has sent shockwaves of emotion throughout the campus.

Students WITN talked to Tuesday said they had either heard from a friend about the incident early in the morning or when they first woke up.

Although it's summer break, there are still many students on campus for summer session, and also visiting parents and freshmen for orientation.

Students said they are in shock and disbelief that a random act of violence would happen right next door to campus.

ECU spokesman John Durham said there is not yet a memorial planned for 21 year-old Landon Blackley.

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  • by concerned on Jul 4, 2009 at 09:43 AM
    I encourge everyone to take a concealed carry class. Then go to the sheriffs office and get a concealed carry permit. The total cost for both is around $160 dollars. Then carry a gun on you and the next time your life, or the life of your innocent loved ones are treatened by a thug protect yourselves with deadly force. This is the only way we are going to take our good city back.
  • by loving life on Jul 1, 2009 at 05:21 AM
    Greenville officials better wake up and start cleaning the thugs, drugs, crime and scum out of this small town. High crime is out of hand, I am glad I do not live in G'vegas!!! Nothing appealing about it to me. Surrounding towns that are much larger than Greenvile do not have these problems or high killings... crime and they are college towns also, so you can't blame it on the college. Check out the thugs that are doing the majority of crimes...get with it people, you can run the drugs and crime out of G'ville. The NO tolerance policy has worked in New York, contact Rudi Giliani in NY, he certainly cleaned it up in a short period years ago. I feel safer in NY than G'ville. That's my opinion!!!
  • by Dave on Jun 30, 2009 at 06:29 PM
    I'm a student at ECU and the way that I feel about the situation is this is Greenville and this kind of act of violence is becoming all too common. What can you do but press on with life.

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