QC cop shot but still able to drive self to hospital

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MANILA, Philippines — Motorcycle-riding gunmen shot and injured Wednesday morning a 42-year-old policeman on his way to work at Camp Karingal in Quezon City.

Police Officer 3 Gerardo Granado, detailed with the Quezon City Police District Criminal Investigation and Detection Unit (QCPD-CIDU) warrant section, was shot while he was in front of the Tajuna Funeral Homes along Litex Road in Barangay (village) Commonwealth at 7 a.m.  He sustained two bullet wounds in the left shoulder.

The shooters were able to flee before Granado could fire back.  The wounded policeman drove himself to the General Malvar Hospital for treatment of two bullet wounds.

Chief Inspector Rodelio Marcelo, the QCPD-CIDU head, said Granado was driving his Toyota Tamaraw FX to the QCPD headquarters in Camp Karingal in Sikatuna Village, when two men riding in tandem on a motorcycle drove by the side Granado’s vehicle and started firing at the policeman.

Before the wounded policeman could retaliate, the gunmen sped away. Instead of pursuing the gunmen, Granado drove to the nearest hospital to have his injuries treated.

Marcelo said that Granado was in stable condition and was transferred to a different hospital as of Wednesday afternoon.

Marcelo said the victim has given a statement to the police, saying he could not identify the gunmen who were both wearing crash helmets and black jackets at the time of the attack.

The QCPD-CIDU chief added that Granado was not even able to take note of the motorcycle’s license plate.

Likewise, Marcelo said, Granado could not think of any reason he would be targeted for liquidation.

Marcelo ruled out the possibility that the assault was work-related.  The victim, being the warrant section’s liaison officer to the Quezon City courts, is limited to administrative work, according to Marcelo.

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  • MNLFoodcritic

    The PNP really needs to do something with these riding in tandem killers.

  • speedstream2

    There was a time when it was unthinkable for law enforcers to be targeted by criminal elements because they know what would be coming to them, in most cases, the ultimate payback. Now the shoe seems to be on the other foot: even law enforcers are also fair game for lawless elements. This begs the question: what chance have law-abiding, hardworking citizens against all sorts of criminals?

  • Horst Manure

    Start enforcing every vehicle has to have a number plate and driver licensed would be good idea.

  • mad_as_Hamlet

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    I think that one way to deter or combat this public scourge—-the riding-in-tandem-with-helmets killers—-is for the LTO to design and issue larger license plates for motorcycles to replace the present design in use. The new design should be more visible at a distance. The dimensions of the plates now in use are simply too small. I suppose any increase in the probability of tracing a motorcycle used in the commission of a crime will definitely help in the war against these killers.

    • Loggnat

      They should make it mandatory to have lights on all the time, night and day on motorcycles including lights for the plates. The registry plates should be made with numbers that are large with high contrast background and also painted with reflector paint. That will make the motorcycle highly visible and the plates easily read. Any deviation will be justification enough for law enforcers to make a stop for traffic safety violation.

      • mad_as_Hamlet

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        Yes, that’s definitely right and sound. Hope the authorities don’t miss out (again) on such a simple idea that looks viable.

  • http://www.facebook.com/quintin.canero Quintin Canero

    ANY PERSONS WHO ARE RIDING IN TANDEM WILL BE SUBJECTED FOR CHECKING, AS SIMPLE AS THAT.

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