Vegetable vendor gunned down in Quezon City

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MANILA, Philippines—A woman helping tend a vegetable stand in a Quezon City neighborhood was gunned down by motorcycle-riding men Friday night while a male vendor near her was wounded in the arm and leg, police said.

Vegetable vendor Eunice Erestain, 42, died while being treated for several gunshot wounds she suffered in the attack, which occurred at 8:35 p.m. in Barangay Nova Proper.

Investigator PO2 Hermogenes Capili said the incident happened in front of the Del Mundo Building on Buenamar Street, where the woman also lived.

Another vegetable vendor, Ren Baldes, 20, was hit by stray bullets, sustaining wounds on the left arm and right leg.

According to Erestain’s sister, Christina, her sister dropped by her vegetable stand Friday night to help.

Two men arrived on a motorcycle and one of them alighted and walked toward the victim. The man then fired several shots, hitting Erestain and Baldes, who was manning another vegetable stall, Christina said.

The victim was rushed to the Novaliches General Hospital where she died.

Police reported the victim’s family as saying they could not think of any reason why anybody would want her dead.

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  • Donardo Cuago

    GRABE NA TALAGA TO…PATI MAGUGULAY PINAPATAY NA RIN!  

  • Bojo Mojo

    baka pinatay sya ng customer nya na dinaya nya sa timbang… :(

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_DMQA5JDNNAY3CTREKDGKPNQD6A ronie

    welcome to a more killing fun in the phl.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000916078076 Sofia Ysabelle Yaptingchai

    Wow… akala ko ba Comelec Gun Ban ngayon? Hahaha! Palpak na gunban! Tsk!

  • D L

    Contract killing is now affordable even to poor. Life is getting better.

  • $14334231

    ang buhay ng tao dito sa atin ay parang manok na lang…pag gustong patayin, walang oras na pinipili…..kaya mga kabayan, kunting ingat lang lalo na eleksyon ngayon….huwag makipag-away tungkol sa kandidato mo….malamang di mo na makita kung nanalo ang “manok” mo….

  • suroy_suroy

    Why everybody says the Philippines is the land of smiles. Maybe. But they also smile when they kill. I never encountered a more violent people as in the Philippines. It’s amazing in the only catholic country in Asia, gunmen, robbers and thieves go to church and pray before they go to kill. Bravo.

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