3 shot dead by motorcycle rider in Iloilo
ILOILO CITY—Three persons on board a motorcycle were shot dead by one of two men on board another motorcycle about 12:30 a.m. Saturday in Barangay Pandan in Lambunao town Iloilo province.
Killed were driver Alex Acopio, 27, and his two passengers, Jasmine Navarra and Acopio’s girlfriend, Dory May Lozada, 25.
Police said the three came from Passi City in Iloilo City and stopped by a burger joint in Calinog town before heading home to Barangay Tranghawan in Lambunao, where Acopio was barangay treasurer.
While traversing the national highway of Barangay Pandan in Lambuano, two men on board another motorcycle drove alongside them.
One of the two men then shot Acopio, causing the victim’s motorcycle to serve and crash.
Upon learning that the driver was hit, the perpetrators went back and shot the two women passengers several times.
“The suspects shot the driver. And went back to finish the other victims,” Senior Insp. Felix Alianza, Lambunao police chief, said in an interview over RMN-Iloilo.
The victims were rushed to Ricardo Y. Ladrido Memorial District Hospital in Lambunao, but were pronounced dead by attending physicians.
The perpetrators then fled toward the direction of Calinog.
Recovered from the crime scene were six empty cartridges of 9mm pistol. CDG
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