What to Know
- Angelis Molina, 20, was shot in the face while with a group of people in San Juan, Puerto Rico.
- Molina, who most recently lived in Ventnor, New Jersey, was taken to the hospital where she remains in critical condition.
- No arrests have been made and police continue to investigate.
A Jersey Shore woman is fighting for her life after she was shot in the face while vacationing in Puerto Rico.
Angelis Molina, 20, recently lived in Ventnor, New Jersey, and worked as a waitress in Atlantic City. She traveled to Puerto Rico in mid-January and decided to stay there longer than expected after coming across a modeling opportunity.
“She found a job and she said, ‘I just want to stay here for a few months please, just to experience it a little more,’” Angelis’ mother, Michelle Molina, said. “And I tried to tell her, ‘It’s not what you think it is there. It’s dangerous.’”
On Thursday, Angelis Molina was inside an apartment with a group of people in San Juan when she was shot in the face by an unidentified gunman. She was taken to the hospital where she remains in critical condition.
“I feel like a part of me has died,” Michelle Molina said. “But I’m trying to keep faith that she’s going to be okay.”
No arrests have been made and police continue to question people about the incident. They say one man has provided varying accounts.
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Angelis Molina’s father flew to Puerto Rico over the weekend and is staying with his daughter at the hospital. Meanwhile, Michelle Molina continues to pray for a miracle.
“I’m trying to put everything in God’s hands,” Michelle Molina said. “Just hope He pulls her through.”