TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - Tuesday night a candlelight vigil has been planned to honor one Florida A&M University student who was gunned down on campus over the weekend and another who died of natural causes.
20-Year-Old Quinton Langford was shot and killed near Gamble and Perry streets.
According to the Tallahassee Police Department, efforts from first responders were not enough to save Langford.
FAMU interim president Larry Robinson called Langford a "strong student leader". Langford was the president of the FAMU chapter of the Associated General Contractors of America.
He majored in construction engineering and was an inspiration to others.
A vigil will be held Tuesday night at 7 p.m. in memory of Langford, and Markel Mazelin, who was a 24-year-old public relations major that died of natural causes last week.
The Miami native returned to FAMU to complete his studies after taking some time off to pursue entrepreneurial endeavors, and was scheduled to graduate in December.
FAMU’s police chief, Terence Calloway, said it appears he died of medical complications while sleeping at his off-campus apartment on Broward Street in Tallahassee. Police do not suspect any foul play.
FAMU’s Dean of the School of Journalism & Graphic Communication, Ann Kimbrough said, “Mazelin was truly a scholar and a gentleman, and always spoke positive words over every one. That’s why he will be missed. I’ve never seen him have a bad day. We loved being around him. He was amazing.”