2 killed, 1 wounded in Quezon City market shooting

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10:39 PM January 7th, 2013

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January 7th, 2013 10:39 PM

Two men were killed while another was wounded after two armed men strafed a stall at a Quezon City market on Sunday night. Rolando Talento, 51, and Joel Tabor, 27, died at separate hospitals following the shooting at the Commonwealth Market. A third victim, Arnel Celestino, 46, is still being treated for a gunshot wound in the face.

According to case investigator Senior Police Officer 1 Cristituto Zaldarriaga, all three men worked at the market: Talento as market master, Celestino as a security officer while Tabor was a fish vendor. The police are still investigating if the incident is related to their work at the market.

The shooting happened at 7:50 p.m. at Boy and Nita’s Burger Stand where the three men were eating. Two gunmen wearing black jackets and jeans suddenly approached them and shot the victims before they escaped.

Talento died of a gunshot wound in the nape with the bullet exiting through his face as he was being treated at Malvar General Hospital while Tabor passed away at East Avenue Medical Center due to gunshot wounds in the hand and buttocks.

Zaldarriaga said the third victim, Celestino, was still confined at New Era General Hospital.—Julie M. Aurelio

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