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Woman shoots firearms instructor twice in the face during lesson

By Mason White 2:30 PM July 2, 2015
Veronica Lewis 

By: Mahesh Sarin
(Scroll down for video) A woman was arrested on a charge of attempted murder for shooting a firearms instructor.

31-year-old Veronica Lewis of Vermont, is accused of shooting her firearms instructor in the face during their second lesson, police said.

Lewis allegedly fired three shots at 48-year-old Darryl Montague on Monday, hitting him twice in the jaw and once in the abdomen, prosecutors said.

The attack occurred at the Montague’s place of business in Westford, which is located across the street from his home. Montague runs a licensed firearms company called Vermont Target Sports.

The mother of the victim looked out the window and saw her bloodied son on the ground.

Lewis is said to have mental issues and she lives at a mental health facility called Hundred Acre Homestead, which is described on its website as a “licensed therapeutic community residence.”

Lewis previously lived in New York City, where she had a lengthy criminal record, according to prosecutors.

After the shooting, police said they found a .22 caliber pistol and a hammer in her backpack.

The attack is considered premeditated because of the hammer in the backpack. Lewis was charged with first degree attempted murder.

The victim is in the hospital, where he is said to be in critical condition.