By Jel Santos
A retired employee of a private company was gunned down by a motorcycle-riding gunman while he was driving his car along Osmeña Highway in Makati City Sunday morning.
Major Gideon Ines Jr., Makati Police Investigation Unit chief, said 63-year-old Jesus Dimayuga died on the spot after he was shot in the chest. He was a resident of Makati.
A police report said Dimayuga and his wife were aboard their car when a gunman, on board a motorcycle, suddenly appeared and fired once at the victim while traveling along Osmeña Highway in Barangay Bangkal at around 8:30 a.m.
Dimayuga’s wife said the gunman, whose face was fully covered, immediately fled towards EDSA.
Based on a closed-circuit television (CCTV) footage obtained by the police, the gunman was wearing a yellow helmet and face mask, making it impossible to see his face. He was aboard a red motorcycle that had no plate number.
Hours after the shooting incident, the motorcycle used by the gunman was found at a vacant lot on La Guardia St. in Barangay Bangkal.
Meanwhile, the gun was not left at the motorcycle.
Ines said that they believe that the gunman who killed Dimayuga was professional hitman.
“We believe that the gunman who shot dead Dimayuga is a professional hitman. Imagine, it took him only one bullet to kill him. He shot him in the chest, near his heart,” the Investigation Unit chief said.
He said that they only retrieved a shell of a caliber .9mm pistol from the crime scene.
The wife of Dimayuga told probers that he had no known enemies, saying that he only indulged in traveling, and going to church.
“After he retired, he only travels and go to church. His usual routine, according to his wife, was house and church only,” Ines said.
It was learned that the victim was a former dispatcher of Sunshine Transport Taxi.
The victim is the father of JV Dimayuga, a former employee of the Manila Bulletin Publishing Corp., Inc., specifically assigned at the Advertising Department.
Dimayuga left behind 10 children.
Police are still hunting down the gunman.