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Filipina Among Victims In N.Y. Shooting

Balitang America/ABS-CBN News, Video, Balitang America Posted: Apr 12, 2009

Editor's Note: This video was published on the "Balitang America" [News in America] section of the Philippines-based abs-cbnews.com website. "Balitang America" is the daily English newscast for Filipino Americans by ABS-CBN's U.S. subsidiary, airing worldwide via The Filipino Channel.

Among the 14 people gunned down at The American Civic Association in Binghamton, New York on April 3, was Filipina Dolores Carbonilas Yigal, from Cebu province, who had been living in the United States for two years.

She was at the Immigration Center to learn English when the shooting took place. Her husband Omri Yigal was heartbroken when police confirmed that Dolores did not survive the attack.

23 year old Dolores had only been in the United States for a year. She and Andre were pen pals and had been together 3 years, including the year in Cebu. Dolores had been taking an English class for 5 months at the center, just a few blocks away from their home. Her husband said she hoped to work with children. All her hopes and dreams ended, when police informed him that she was one of the 14 victims. Investigators said that the gunman, Vietnamese immigrant Jiverly Wong, who had also taken classes at the center, was upset at losing his job.

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