After an argument, the husband shoots her in the back;  woman is between life and death in Castaños, Coahuila

Chestnut trees San Juanita Prado, 24, a resident of the rural area of ​​Castaños, is torn between life and death in a hospital in Monclova, after her own husband and father of her children, shot her while they had a strong argument that afternoon Tuesday.

Jose de Jesus Gallegos would have shot him in the back, immediately causing his partner to bleed out,

When he saw the situation and with the help of a neighbor, he transferred her to a hospital in Castaños, but when he handed her over to the staff, she fled.


Due to the serious injuries suffered, the young woman had to be operated on urgently and was transferred to the Amparo Pape General Hospital. There, the director of the hospital, Ángel García Cruz, reported that unfortunately the injury was in the lumbar region and strongly affected a right kidney and a nephrectomy was performed, that is, the organ was removed.

She is a 24-year-old female patient, She entered with us between 5 and 7 in the afternoon, originally from the Palo Blanco ejido in the municipality of Castaños, she arrived injured by a firearm projectile that had its place of origin in her lumbar region; He arrived in a serious condition, he underwent a nephrectomy, the injury damaged the diaphragm, and the surgery lasted two hours ”.

He explained that the state of health is serious, the young woman is intubated, she remains in the intensive care area, where the medical personnel do everything possible to save her life. It will wait more than 72 critical hours to declare it out of danger.


Rodrigo Chaires, delegate of the State Attorney General’s Office, confirmed that the woman suffered delicate injuries caused by a firearm projectile, while an investigation folder was opened and work is being done in coordination with the Specialized Public Ministry attached to the Justice Center and Empowerment of Women.


He stressed that there are already concrete data and indications towards a specific person, who could have caused the damage to the young mother. The complaint was also received from the woman’s relatives, but the technical test data is still being collected.

He said that on many occasions they are cases of people who suffer continuous violence and that lead to this type of aggression and this is one of the lines of investigation that are followed.

Once sufficient evidence is available, the crime could be classified as attempted femicide.

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