3 guns left on a street-A A +A
Sunday, January 27, 2013
THE Davao City Police Office (DCPO) is still trying to find out who left three handguns along Gov. Duterte Street Saturday dawn after residents reported hearing gunshots.
Personnel of the Mobile Patrol Group (MPG) with councilman of Barangay 9-A, Roderico Llubit recovered around 4:30 a.m. one caliber .38 pistol, two .45 caliber pistols, one of which still had five live ammunition.
Senior Superintendent Ronald M. dela Rosa, DCPO director, said the guns recovered on the street are now subject for ballistic testing under the custody of the Philippine National Police (PNP) Crime Laboratory.
"As of now, we really don't have any idea yet who owns those guns. We're still conducting our investigation on the matter. Now kung mahibal-an an walay license ang mga baril, maglisod jud ta'g trace if kinsa ang tag-iya ni ana (Once it's determined that the guns are unlicensed, then that will make it very difficult to trace the owners)," Dela Rosa said.
Based on the initial investigation of the MPG, those firearms were found on the street by Llubit, following the report that a shootout happened in the area. But the suspects immediately fled before the authorities arrived.
"In fact, two of the firearms don't have magazines and ammunition. Ingon pa sa mga taga didto, nakadungog lang daw sila'g buto unya mao nato naabtan sa area. Kung naa may nakakita, please coordinate with us (Residents said they only heard gunshots; but our policemen only found guns. We're asking anyone who saw what happened to coordinate with us)," he said. (ICT)
Published in the Sun.Star Davao newspaper on January 28, 2013.