Meet Lourdes Guillen she might be petite but the courage of this beautiful Production assistant at the View saved the life of her cousin when a thug shoot them at a Bushwick Bodega.
25 year-old Lourdes Guillen was with her cousins Ramali Rodriguez and 24 year-old Juan Medina (who was celebrating his last in town he was flying to Dominican republic the following day) at a deli on Humboldt Street when three men in her 20’s began to hassled them for taking to long placing their order at the sandwich deli, the argument escalated but Lourdes was relief when the men left, not for long though
The men came back and hit Ramirez with a cane on the head, shot twice at Medina and then to Lourdes, but not without her trying to negotiate with the thugs who left the scene leaving Lourdes and her cousins on the ground.
“Put the gun down. Don’t be that person. I knew that if my cousin got shot again, he would die. I couldn’t let that happen. I had to do something.“I was trying to talk him out of it, because if he saw I was a woman, he would stop. But clearly, that didn’t faze him at all,”
“You’re on my block now. Don’t think I won’t shoot you too, b—h!” the man told Guillen before hitting her with one bullet.
“I fell down against a car next to my cousin,’’ she said. “I wasn’t bleeding. It wasn’t painful. It was just obstructing my breathing. We held hands and hung in there until the ambulance came.
“I told my [other] cousin to put pressure on Juan’s wound because he was bleeding,” Lourdes recalled.
Lourdes is in stable condition, although the bullet is still in her stomach as for her cousin Jose, he underwent a four hour operation and remains in critical but stable condition.
Here is a little Bio on Lourdes Guillen,
Lourdes got her B.A inn communication, advertising and public relation from the City College of New York. in 2008 Lourdes was an editor at The Campus Student Newspaper News, the following year she was a production intern at CNN’s Anderson Cooper 360°a Rim intern at ABC News-Good Morning America and last July she was named Weekend News PA at ABC News, and sure you all known her amazing job as a production assistant role at the View,
Get well soon Lourdes, you were very brave!
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