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  • Writer's pictureThe San Juan Daily Star

Apparent femicide-suicide reported in Manatí

By The Star Staff

A woman was killed by a man who then took his own life at about 5:52 a.m. on Wednesday in front of the Manatí Medical Center hospital, on the corner of Germán Rivera Vega Park in Manatí, according to police reports.

A call through the 9-1-1 Emergency System alerted authorities to the incident, the reports said. When authorities arrived at the scene, they found the man’s body on the road with a gunshot wound. The woman’s body was found inside a white Toyota Corolla.

The identities of the victim and the perpetrator were unknown as of press time.

Anyone who is experiencing suicidal thoughts, distress, sadness, or other life-threatening feelings or addictions is encouraged to immediately call the Mental Health and Anti-Addiction Services Administration’s (ASSMCA) PAS Line at 9-8-8 or 1-800-981-0023 for help.

There are tools for victims of gender-based violence, patterns of abuse, or mistreatment. Anyone who knows of a person who is or could be a victim of gender violence can confidentially contact the Puerto Rico Police Bureau at (787) 792-6734 or (787) 343-2020, as well as the Office of the Women’s Advocate at (787) 722-2977.

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