Woman struck by knife thrown through open car window

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Angelica Gumataotao says her son told her that just after he passed the priory, he came upon two young men --- one on the side of the road and the other standing in the middle of the street.

A knife thrown through the open window of a passing vehicle struck and injured a woman last night in Sinajana.

Guam police are investigating, but no arrests have been made yet.

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19-year-old Aaron Jamnila was driving up San Ramon hill into Sinajana shortly after 7 o’clock Sunday night.

His girlfriend, 18-year-old Kiara Pangelinan, was sitting next to him in the passenger seat.

Aaron’s mother, Angelica Gumataotao, says her son told her that just after he passed the priory, he came upon two young men — one on the side of the road and the other standing in the middle of the street.

She says her son slowed down as he approached when, her son claims, the teen in the middle of the road threw a knife through her son’s window

“Their window was down and they threw it on the driver’s side and so it passed my son’s face and my daughter-in-law ducked down. After she ducked down, she felt her head hurt. Her head was hurting. And that’s when she noticed she was bleeding,” Gumataotao said.

Gumataotao says a 10-inch knife was found in the back seat of the car. Kiara was taken to Naval Hospital where her wound was stapled shut.

“They’re both shaken up … really shaken up. Traumatized over the event. My son was just scared. He didn’t know what her condition was at that time she was bleeding,” Gumataotao said.

Gumataotao said it was dark and her son was unable to provide much of a description.

She is a staff assistant for Agana Heights Mayor Paul McDonald who suspects the youths may have been part of the same groups that’s caused trouble in his village in the past.

“They should not release them very quickly. They should be incarcerated a little longer. I feel that it is not right to continue to create chaos in our village,” McDonald said.

Guam police spokesman Sgt. Paul Tapao says officers took a police report and made a cursory check of residents in the area but no arrests were made.

The case has been forwarded to the criminal investigation division.

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