Two MBA students were killed in a shootout in San Juan. The woman who shot them was caught.
Officials have taken into custody a woman who they think shot and killed two US business grads outside of a nightclub at 3:50 a.m. Saturday in San Juan, Puerto Rico.
Franco Medina, who was 29 years old, and Sergio Palomino Ruiz, who was 28 years old, were killed in another act of violence.
Both of them went to the Stern School of Business at New York University for their MBAs. They are both from Peru.
They were shot while having a birthday party for a friend on Loza Street in Puerto Rico.
“The innocent bystanders were caught in the crossfire when a fight between the suspect and others got worse,” the police said.
Connie Luc, a classmate, told a news source, “They were just bystanders, and this terrible thing happened to them. They didn’t want it, they didn’t see it, and they had just finished finals and gone on vacation.”
“Losing someone is hard, but losing classmates when you need to focus on schoolwork makes it hard to keep your mind on the right things,” he told WABC.
Nick Mica, a classmate, told ABC7 on Monday, after the nightmare, “They were good people who were just in the wrong place at the wrong time.”
NYU cancelled all MBA student events because of the fatal shooting and said in a statement, “NYU grieves today with the families, friends, and loved ones of these students, whose lives ended cruelly, suddenly, and far too soon. The University has reached out to the rest of the group to help and encourage them.
The statement also said that the school is “brokenhearted and shocked” by the deaths.
It said, “The University has been in touch with the rest of the group to offer them support and help. No one else was hurt.”
“NYU has also reached out to the families of the students who were killed to offer whatever help we can and to let them know how sorry we are.” Also, our counselling service will make tools available to MBA students, the Stern School community, and especially the close friends and classmates of the students who were killed.
“Today, NYU grieves with the families, friends, and loved ones of these students, whose lives ended suddenly, tragically, and far too soon,” the school wrote.