A production assistant who works on the daytime talk show “The View” was shot while trying to protect her cousin from being killed by a group of thugs at a New York deli on Sunday morning.
Lourdes Guillen, 25, had been in a line ordering sandwiches with several other members of her family in a Brooklyn deli when they started to be harassed by three men behind them, who became angry claiming that Guillen and her family were holding up the line, according to the New York Post.
The Post also reports that the men started beating up on members of the Guillen family, and that’s when one of them pulled a gun and started shooting Lourdes’s cousin.
Juan Medina, 24, was shot in the stomach twice.
That’s when Guillen stepped in and asked the shooter to stop and leave her family alone.
However, the shooter turned his gun on her and fired, also striking her in the stomach before the group fled.
Both Medina and Guillen were rushed to Bellevue hospital to be treated for their injuries.
They are both listed in critical, but stable condition.
“I knew that if my cousin got shot again, he would die, I couldn’t let that happen. I had to do something,” Guillen told the Pos.
No arrests have been made in connection to the incident.
Guillen also had previously worked for “Good Morning America.”