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2 dead in Laguna shootout

By: - Correspondent / @maricarcincoINQ
/ 10:09 AM October 20, 2018

SAN PEDRO CITY–Two suspected car thieves were slain in separate shootouts in Calamba City in Laguna province early Saturday morning.

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A report from the regional police office said a shootout happened between police and suspected car thieves around 3 a.m. in Barangay (village) San Cristobal.

According to the report, police responded to an alleged car theft as reported by victim John Paul Ramires, a resident of Cabuyao City. During the chase, the suspects began to open fire prompting the policemen to retaliate.

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One of the suspects was killed instantly while the other had escaped. Both suspects remain unidentified.

Still in Calamba City, an illegal drug suspect identified as Oscar Sarip, a former village watchman, was killed in a buy-bust operation around 12:20 a.m. in Barangay Dos.

Sarip allegedly fired shots when he realized he was dealing with the police.

The police recovered a .38 caliber gun, a ln improvised shotgun and a sachet of alleged “shabu” (crystal meth). /jpv

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