Riley Carl Howell's heroism is a sacrifice not likely to be overshadowed. To those who knew him, Riley Howell, a 21-year-old junior from Waynesville, North Carolina, was a lover of the mountains in which he was raised. Howell was one of two people killed in the April 30 shooting. Nineteen-year-old Ellis "Reed" Parlier, of Midland, also was fatally shot.
Four others were injured: Drew Pescaro, 19, Sean Dehart, 20, Rami Al-Ramadhan, 20, and Emily Houpt, 23.
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