First-grade teacher Tanya Nguyen was parking her car outside her California home last Wednesday around 6 p.m. when she was viciously attacked by three men.
The teacher, who was 11 weeks pregnant, was ambushed and repeatedly stabbed by one of the suspects, KTLA reports.
After assaulting Nguyen, the men stole her Kia sedan and drove away.
Police said the men crashed the vehicle into a parked car just a short time later. They then hopped into a getaway vehicle with the assistance of two female suspects.
According to the Los Angeles District Attorney’s Office, the suspects committed the assault and stole the car at the direction of a “criminal street gang.”
The mom-to-be was taken to a hospital where she was treated for at least 10 stab wounds, including one that punctured her lung, her husband said.
She appeared to be in stable condition in a video update posted over the weekend.
Nguyen thanked the public for supporting her in the short video message. She said:
“Hi everybody, thank you so much for all of your love and support. I’m completely overwhelmed by it and very grateful for all of your support… I’m going to get through this, I promise.”
The mom has since been discharged from the hospital. A GoFundMe started for the mom stated that her child is alive. It read:
We also learned that she is 11 weeks pregnant with her first baby. As of today the baby has a heartbeat.
The incident is still under investigation, but five have been arrested for the attack and theft.
According to People, they were charged with “willful, deliberate and premeditated attempted murder, carjacking, second-degree robbery and hit-and-run driving resulting in property damage, a misdemeanor.”
The three men were identified as Christian Reyes, 20; Andrew Bran, 19; and Jesus Morales, 18. Reyes allegedly committed the stabbing and was charged with aggravated mayhem.
Christina Luna, 24, and Monica Gomez, 25, were arrested for allegedly driving the getaway car.
All the suspects could get a life sentence if convicted.