Taxi driver shoots woman in face in Pasig holdup
A call center agent was shot in the face Friday morning in Pasig City by a taxi driver who turned out be a robber, after she refused to hand over her belongings, police said.
April Taclay, a human resources officer at a call center based in Quezon City, was on her way home to Mandaluyong City when the still unidentified driver suddenly pointed a gun at her as they were traveling along Canley Road, Barangay Ilog.
Taclay boarded the Glowing Stone taxi on C-5 Road in Libis, Quezon City, around 6 a.m. Minutes later, the driver drew his gun and announced the holdup.
SPO1 Edward Maylas said the driver shot Taclay in the face, grazing her cheek, after she refused to hand over her valuables and pleaded for her life.
After the shot, Taclay managed to jump out of the car and tumbled onto the street, where another motorist came to her aid and brought her to Rizal Medical Center in Pasig for treatment.
Maylas said the victim was unable to get the license plate number of the taxi, which drove toward Shaw Boulevard.
Investigators are looking into footage from closed-circuit television cameras installed at Hydrodynamic Construction Building to better identify the car and the driver, he said.
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