3 dead, 2 hurt in shooting incidents-A A +A
Wednesday, October 2, 2013
THREE men were killed, while two others, including a pregnant woman, were wounded in two separate shooting incidents in Davao City.
The first incident happened on McArthur Highway in Bago Aplaya on Monday around 1:30 a.m. The victim was identified as Danver Romanillos, 33, of Toril.
Records from Talomo police showed the victim was with his girlfriend, identified as Girlie Villa Abrille, 38, of Quezon Boulevard, onboard a vehicle before the incident happened.
According to witnesses, the vehicle of the victim ran out of fuel thus, the victim had to disembark from the vehicle and leave his girlfriend to buy some gas.
When Romanillos left, two unidentified men entered the vehicle and pointed a gun to Villa Abrille.
When the victim returned to the car, the two armed men went out of the vehicle, mauled the victim and shot him. The victim succumbed to several gunshot wounds in different parts of his body.
Police said the victim was declared dead upon arrival by attending physicians at St. Felix Hospital.
The killers immediately fled to unknown direction.
The police are now conducting investigation as to the identity, motive, and whereabouts of the killers.
The second incident happened on Juan dela Cruz Street, also in Toril at around 1:50 a.m. Tuesday. The fatalities were identified as Brando Zapanta Jr., 31, a construction worker, and Mark Oberez, 31, a driver, both residents of Daliao in Toril.
Meanwhile, the two wounded were identified as Ronald Marangit, 30, a driver; and the pregnant -- Ranilyn Sandoy, also of Daliao.
Based on initial investigation conducted by the Toril police, the three men were having drinking session at the nearest store in Daliao, when they had a quarrel with two unidentified men who were also having a drinking session in the same area.
The two suspects withdraw their firearm and shot the three victims several times.
Zapanta died on the spot, while Oberez died before reaching Southern Philippines Medical Center.
Personnel of the Toril police are now hunting down the killers. (Ivy C. Tejano/Sun.Star Davao)
Published in the Sun.Star Davao newspaper on October 02, 2013.