Market stall owners shot-A A +A
Wednesday, June 27, 2012
AN alleged lesbian and her live-in partner died after they were shot by three unidentified suspects on Monday evening in Barangay 17, Gingoog City.
The victims were identified as Dolorita Fernandez, 51, and Maria Theresa Co, 39, both residents in the area.
Senior Police Officer 2 Rommel Abellana, case investigator at the Gingoog Police Station, said the victims were about to go home from their stall at the market when they were shot by the three suspects. They sustained gunshot wounds in different parts of their body.
The victims were tending a rice stall at the market.
The suspects later fled on board a motorcycle.
The victims were brought to a nearby hospital but Co was declared dead on arrival by attending doctors, while Fernandez was brought to a hospital in Cagayan de Oro.
However, Abellana said Fernandez died while on the road to Cagayan de Oro.
Police recovered empty shells of .45 caliber at the crime scene.
Authorities are now doing investigation on the incident. (Stephanie V. Berganio)
Published in the Sun.Star Cagayan de Oro newspaper on June 27, 2012.