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Forensics completes autopsies on Peruvian nationals gunned down in San Juan

The identities of two Peruvian nationals gunned down in San Juan over the weekend were confirmed as the investigation continued.

By The Star Staff

The Institute of Forensic Sciences (ICF) announced Monday that it had completed the autopsies of Sergio Palomino Ruiz and Franco Medina Angulo, young Peruvians who died in a double homicide in San Juan this past weekend.

Palomino Ruiz was identified by relatives Sunday and his body was delivered to a funeral home on Monday. Medina Angulo was identified Monday afternoon by a person authorized by his family.

“The investigation of this case is ongoing, so this is the information we can disclose at this stage of the process,” an ICF spokesperson said in a written statement.

The double homicide occurred around 3:53 a.m. on Saturday, at the intersection of Manuel Corchado Street and Loíza Street in San Juan. Police received a call through the 9-1-1 Emergency System about injured people at the scene.

Upon arrival, officers found the body of a man with multiple gunshot wounds on the pavement. Another man was transported to the Río Piedras Medical Center hospital and died while receiving medical assistance.

The men were identified as Medina Angulo, 29, and Palomino Ruiz, 28, both Peruvian nationals. The Homicide Division of the San Juan Criminal Investigations Corps is investigating the case.

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