A University of Utah medical school technician accused of shooting her ex-boyfriend last month has been ordered to stand trial.

According to testimony at a preliminary hearing in 3rd Circuit Court Tuesday, Qi Zhang, 31, walked into a genetics lab on Nov. 29 and started firing a .380 semiautomatic pistol at Ping Yu, 31.Yu testified that he did nothing to provoke Zhang.

Two bullets struck Yu, tearing through his intestines and bladder and wounding him in both legs.

The two began dating in 1993, even though Zhang was married and had a 2-year-old daughter. Yu said he and Zhang talked about getting married and having children "if" her husband ever divorced her.

In January, Yu returned to China for five weeks. He said he was having doubts about the relationship and wanted "time to cool down and think."

Zhang filed for divorce in February against Linsheng Song. Yu said he tried to stop the divorce, but it became final on April 15.

She and Yu saw little of each other until October, when Zhang began sending letters, telephoning and driving by Yu's University Village apartment, he testified.

She wanted to be friends, Yu said, and the relationship warmed up again.

Then, the weekend before the shooting, Yu told Zhang he was going back to China because he was "tired of this life," he said.

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Yu said he believes Zhang interpreted this to mean he was going back to China to get married.

The night before the shooting, she bought a gun.

Zhang will appear Jan. 9 before 3rd District Judge David S. Young for a scheduling conference.

Yu remains hospitalized for his injuries and is listed in fair condition at University Hospital.

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