NC State's Abdul Malik-Abu posts tribute to Chapel Hill shooting victims
NC State freshman Abdul Malik-Abu posted a tribute to two of the victim's of the Tuesday's shooting at the University of North Carolina.
North Carolina student Deah Shaddy Barakat, his wife Yusor Mohammad Abu-Salha and her sister Razan Mohammad Abu-Salha, a sophomore at NC State, were shot and killed by 46-year-old Craig Steven Hicks.
Abu, a devout Muslim, was friends with Barakat and Abu-Salha. He said Barakat was a major reason why he chose to attend NC State.
"He was one of the people you meet that make an impact on your life right away, with his happiness, his joy, his support for me before I got to State, when I got to State always excited to see me," Abu said. "He was always ready to spread good and positive vibes."
When I heard the news I was in disbelief I couldn't quite understand how this was possible. I couldn't wrap my head around the thought of you and your beautiful wife no longer being alive. you supported me before you met me and showed unconditional love when you did. always excited and happy, always willing to joke around about how the season would go. For the short time I've known you, you blessed me with the opportunity to attend your wedding a wedding I see as my first real wedding. We didn't grow up together but when I heard the news I was hurt like I've known you my whole life. I just wanna say thank you to you your wife and family for the support and making North Carolina feel like home. Rest in peace brother and sisters may Allah bless all three of you with the highest heaven. I know you'll always and forever be a NC State supporter. Rest easy my dude
- Paul Palladino