5 attacks in a day leave 3 dead in Muntinlupa
Five shooting incidents involving unidentified gunmen resulted in three deaths within 24 hours in Muntinlupa City on Monday.
In the first attack at 12:50 a.m., businessman Samuel Aguilar and his driver were in a black Toyota Fortuner when four men alighted from a black pickup that had tailed them and fired at Aguilar’s vehicle near the corner of Commerce and Filinvest avenues in Alabang.
Both men were unhurt, according to a report to the city police chief, Senior Supt. Dante Novicio. The report said Aguilar was the 47-year-old president of the Iloilo-based Eagle Crest Gaming and Holdings Corp.
Two of the gunmen were seen wearing Philippine National Police T-shirts. Twenty-eight M-16 bullet casings were recovered from the scene.
At 10:15 a.m., a 59-year-old businesswoman was driving her car when shot in the neck by two men on a motorbike on National Road, Barangay Putatan. She was still confined at the hospital at press time.
At 10 p.m. 29-year-old Ronald Natividad was killed near the corner of Acacia and Ilaya Streets in Alabang. Witnesses said six motorcycle-riding assailants were involved in the attack on Natividad, a resident of Rosario, Cavite.
Twenty minutes later, 21-year-old Von Albert Arevalo was gunned down also by a six-member group on motorbikes in front of a convenience store in Barangay Bayanan.
Police said that after killing Arevalo, the fleeing assailants saw 52-year-old Orlando Dolleton drinking coffee at a vulcanizing shop nearby and shot him as well.
Arevalo and Dolleton were brought to Alabang Medical Clinic, where they were later pronounced dead.
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