Woman arrested in shooting of two NYU students in Puerto Rico


May 9, 2023 | 6:50 in the morning

A woman who allegedly shot and killed two New York University students outside a nightclub in Puerto Rico has reportedly been taken into custody.

The woman, who was seen in a video released by authorities, is expected to appear in court Tuesday morning as the search continues for additional suspects in the fatal shootings of Franco Medina, 29, and Sergio Palomino Ruiz, 28, WABC reported.

Her identity has not been released.

Medina and Palomino Ruiz were celebrating a birthday with friends from New York University’s Stern School of Business when they were shot Saturday night, officials said.

Innocent bystanders were caught in the crossfire when an argument 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 went on vacation,” classmate Connie Luke told the news outlet.

The suspect linked to the murder of two NYU students has been taken into custody by authorities.
The identity of the suspect has not yet been released by authorities.
The suspect appears to be holding a gun. She proceeded to kill the two NYU students when they were caught in her crossfire.

Another classmate, Nick Micah, said: “They were good-hearted people and unfortunately they were in the wrong place at the wrong time.

“Losing someone is hard, but especially your classmates at a time when you have to focus on schoolwork, it’s hard to keep your mind in the right place,” he added to WABC.

In a statement, New York University said the school was “devastated and shocked” by the death.

NYU student Franco Medina, 29, was killed in the crossfire. Both victims were pursuing an MBA at the Stern School of Business.
NYU student Sergio Palomino Ruiz, 28, was also fatally shot. They were both in Puerto Rico for a birthday.

“The university contacted the other members of the group to offer support and assistance; none of the others were injured,” the statement said.

“NYU has also reached out to the families of the slain students to provide what we can and to extend our sympathies to the university community. In addition, our counseling service will provide resources to students in the MBA program, the Stern School community, and especially close colleagues and friends of the murdered students. NYU mourns today with the family, loved ones and friends of these students whose lives ended tragically, suddenly and too soon,” the university wrote.

Business school classmates set up a GoFundMe page to raise money for the two grieving families.

“The Stern community is devastated by the loss [of] our dear classmates, Franco and Sergio. They were such rays of light in our community, constantly bringing laughter, smiles and joy to us all,” the fundraising page said. “We extend our deepest sympathies to their families and want to offer as much assistance as we can.”

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