A 28-YEAR-OLD woman was shot dead by an unidentified gunman in Sitio Simper, M.J. Cuenco Avenue, Barangay Carreta, Cebu City around 2:20 a.m. Wednesday, October 12, 2022.

The victim was identified as Edina Rose Estrada Eleola, a resident of Barangay Hipodromo, Cebu City.

Police Lieutenant Colonel Wilbert Parilla, deputy city director for administration of the Cebu City Police Office (CCPO), said the victim was with her live-in partner when she was shot by the suspect identified as Jaime Obeña, who fled after the incident.

Prior to the shooting, Eleola and Obeña were talking with each other.

The police believed that the incident might be drug-related.

Based on the information gathered by Mabolo police, it was learned that the victim was arrested by the operatives of Waterfront Police Station in 2018 for carrying illegal drugs and again in 2020 for engaging in illegal gambling.

The police also learned that the victim allegedly sold illegal drugs and got her supply from Obeña.

The suspect reportedly owed money from the victim believed to be the proceeds from the drug sales.

The police believed that Obeña is a hitman hired by his boss as last Wednesday's incident was the second that he allegedly committed. (BBT, TPT)