Information about the health of Mariela Marquez, the 27-year-old who had been shot this morning in an attack in Yerba Buena, was confused for much of the afternoon. Minutes before 9 pm it had been indicated that the woman is brain dead. A little after 11 p.m., a police report stated that the doctor Emma Serrano of Lucca confirmed that Márquez had died at 10:20 p.m.

She was admitted to the Padilla hospital. The doctor on call Rodolfo Diaz Sal He had stated early that the patient had “a serious head trauma” and that she was in a coma. According to the police report cited above, he had entered with a generalized cerebral edema, caused by the wound from a firearm.

Indeed, as police sources were able to reconstruct, a 29-year-old man entered an office building this morning located on Aconquija and Chacho Peñaloza avenues, Yerba Buena, and shot the woman, who was in charge of cleaning.

THE PLACE OF THE EVENT. The attack took place on Aconquija and Chacho Peñaloza avenues, Yerba Buena. Photo: Press Ministry of Security

The assailant was officially identified as Geronimo Helguera and the versions indicate that he would have a history of psychiatric problems.

Without a word, he pulled a 22-caliber pistol from his backpack and shot the young woman in the head. Employees of the office managed to reduce it and called the 911 Emergency System. The Yerba Buena Motorized Patrol officers arrived at the scene and arrested the attacker.

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