Police in Puerto Rico detain woman in Saturday’s shooting deaths of graduating NYU students, Franco Medina and Sergio Palomino Ruiz,
Woman detained in shooting deaths of NYU students who were killed in on Saturday while on vacation in Puerto Rico
Cops conducting search for additional suspects in the fatal shootings of Franco Medina, 29, and Sergio Palomino Ruiz, 28
Medina and Palomino Ruiz were celebrating a birthday with pals from NYU’s Stern School of Business when they were gunned down Saturday night
The victims are innocent bystanders were caught in crossfire when a dispute between the suspect and others escalated, local authorities said
The suspect linked to the murder of two NYU graduate students has been detained by authorities
A woman who allegedly shot and killed two vacationing NYU graduate students outside a nightclub in Puerto Rico has reportedly been detained.
The woman, who was seen in a video released by authorities, is expected to appear in court Tuesday morning as the search for additional suspects in the fatal shootings of Franco Medina, 29, and Sergio Palomino Ruiz, 28, continues, WABC reported.
A woman seen on surveillance video firing a gun in the vicinity of the students on Saturday. The woman negotiated with police and turned herself into police.
The suspect reportedly, has a criminal record that includes violent crimes. The woman who has not been identified, covered her face and kept her head down as she walked by reporters in Puerto Rico on her way into the station. Her name hasn’t been released.
YU MBA students Franco Medina, 29, [left], and Sergio Palomino Ruiz, 28, [right] were fatally shot. Both men were in Puerto Rico for a birthday trip were killed in the crossfire when a dispute between the suspect and others escalated
Medina and Palomino Ruiz were celebrating a birthday with pals from NYU’s Stern School of Business when they were gunned down Saturday night, officials said.
The innocent bystanders were caught in crossfire when a dispute between the suspect and others escalated, officials said.
“They were bystanders and unfortunately this tragic event happened to them They didn’t want it, they didn’t see it, they just finished finals and they went on a holiday,” classmate Connie Luc told the news outlet.
The suspect appears to be holding a gun. She went on to kill the two NYU students when they were caught in her crossfire
The victims were part of a six man group of graduating students from NYU standing outside a bar in Puerto Rico when tow parties got into a dispute before the woman in a blue shirt pulled a gun and started shooting
Another classmate, Nick Mica, said: “They were kindhearted people and unfortunately they were in the wrong place at the wrong time.
“Losing someone is tough, but especially your classmates in a timeframe when you need to be focused on school work, it is tough to keep your mind in the right place,” he added to WABC.
In a statement, NYU said the school is “brokenhearted and shocked” by the deaths.
A GoFundMe has been set up to help the families cover the cost of funeral expenses for the students.
The suspect’s identity has not yet been released by officials
“The University has been in touch with the remaining group members to offer them support and aid; none of the others were injured,” it said.
“NYU has also reached out to the families of the slain students to provide whatever assistance we can and to express the sympathies of the University community. In addition, our counseling service will make resources available to students in the MBA program, the Stern School community, and especially to the close peers and friends of the slain students. NYU grieves today with the family, loved ones, and friends of these students, whose lives ended tragically, suddenly, and far too early,” the university wrote.
NYU said counseling services are available to students who were in the same program and any friends of the victims.
The school also announced that there will be a candlelight vigil for Angulo and Ruiz on Thursday.
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