Med tech student assaulted, shot by classmate in Tuguegarao
MANILA, Philippines — A third-year medical technology student was shot by her classmate at the parking lot of Saint Paul University Philippines in Tuguegarao last November 13, police said on Wednesday.
Police identified the victim as Althea Vivien Mendoza and her classmate as Kristian Rafael Ramos.
Based on the report, authorities said a security guard and a library staff heard the victim crying for help while inside a parked vehicle around 5:30 p.m.
Witnesses Jun-Jun Ignacio and Mark Anthony Laude approached the vehicle and saw Ramos assaulting Mendoza, prompting both of them to alight the vehicle.
As seen in CCTV footage, witnesses fled the area after Ramos pointed his gun at them. Moments later, he also shot the victim twice before hitting her head 11 times using his weapon.
After that, the suspect went inside the car and drove away from the parking lot.
A concerned citizen rushed the victim to Cagayan United Medical Doctors Hospital, where she is currently recovering.