One dead in Bay shootout

by Christele J. Amoyan and Crispin Mahrion B. Abacan

PO2 Dominic V. Julian of Bay Philippine National Police (PNP) said that there is no evident angle seen yet on Ramon Salvador’s case. Hence, further investigation is still on-going.

Salvador, 53, a resident of San Pablo City was a geodetic engineer by profession. He was shot dead by two unidentified riding-in-tandem gunmen last November 28, Thursday. The shooting incident happened along Crossing Dila National Highway at Barangay Dila in Bay, Laguna.  According to PO2 Julian, Salvador’s wife said that her husband was going to Manila that day but would stop-by in Calamba City for some business appointment.  He was with his work acquaintance, Tracy Marie Catipon, who was also on her way to Calamba City to buy some store supplies. From the statement of the victim’s family, Salvador had only been involved with Catipon for a week.

Meanwhile, according to Catipon’s eyewitness account, she had no clear details about the incident; neither had any identification of the two suspects. She did not see the motorcycle’s plate number because she was covering herself from the gunfire. Catipon called for help from the black car behind them but the driver refused.

There were five (5) bullets found in the crime scene. Though, Sta. Cruz Crime Laboratory has not given any autopsy results about the number of bullets retrieved from Salvador’s body.

Furthermore, PO2 Julian said that the last shooting incident they recorded in Bay was in 2011.

 

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