Friday, August 21, 2015

Two persons shot dead in Angeles City violence

From InterAksyon (Aug 21): Two persons shot dead in Angeles City violence

ANGELES CITY - Two persons were shot dead by motorcycle-riding-suspects in separate violent incidents at barangays Sta. Trinidad and San Nicolas here late Thursday evening.

Police identified the victims as Wilfredo Flores, 50, of 511 Claveria Street, Sta, Trinidad and Rey Rodriguez, of Hensonville, Barangay Malabanias both in this city.

Flores was gunned down by unidentified gunmen riding "in-tandem" while he was waiting for his companion at past 8 p.m., while Rodriguez was killed in front of San Nicolas chapel some 30 minutes later.

Rodriguez died on the spot, while Flores expired in nearby hospital moments later.

Police said the suspects in Flores gun slay fled toward the direction of Brgy. San Nicolas.

Senior Supt. Eden Ugale, Director of the Angeles City Police Office (ACPO), believed that the suspects in Sta. Trinidad incident could also be behind the shooting of Rodriguez in San Nicolas.

Ugale said he ordered his men to investigate the case more deeply as it appeared that the killings could be summary executions.

There were no immediate reports on the activities and profiles of both victims, but police sources said the issue of illegal drugs could have something to do in the killings.

Mayor Edgardo Pamintuan earlier declared Angeles City as the most peaceful place, at least in Central Luzon, basing his pronouncement on reports submitted by the police during the last peace and order council meeting.

Aside from the resurgence of robbery hold-up by riding-in-tandem perpetrators, there are murder cases, including the killing of a bank teller whose body was dug up in a shallow grave in a posh subdivision last month, that remained unsolved. tried but failed to reach Mayor Pamintuan for comment.

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