ROUNDUP: News in and around Metro Manila (July 29, 2019)

Man shot to death in Mandaluyong

A 41-year-old man was killed by an unidentified gunman while sitting in front of his neighbor’s house in Mandaluyong City on Sunday.

Police Col. Moises Villaceran identified the fatality as Renato Ocado of Barangay Addition Hills in Mandaluyong City.

Initial investigation showed that Ocado was sitting in front of his neighbor's house at around 10:50 p.m. on Sunday when he was shot multiple times by the still unidentified suspect.

Ocada was killed on-the-spot after sustaining two bullet wounds on his left face and another on his left arm, police said.

The suspect then fled on foot towards an undetermined direction.

Probers said no security footages were installed near the area, which could make the investigation more difficult.

Three fired cartridge cases were recovered on the crime scene, police said.

Villaceran told the Manila Bulletin that Ocado allegedly had enemies.

However, the police chief stressed that the case is still under investigation to determine the possible motive of the suspect behind the killing. (Jhon Aldrin Casinas)

52-year-old man gunned down in Malabon

A 52-year-old man was gunned down while walking home with his live-in partner at Barangay Tonsuya in Malabon City Sunday afternoon.

Cpl. Joenel Claro, the investigator on the case, identified the victim as Enrique Aldezo, pumping station caretaker; and the suspect as Louie Lacuata, of legal age, jobless; both residents of the area.

Leonarda Pulican, 49, the victim's live-in partner told the police that she fetched her partner from a drinking session in the area at about 4:43 p.m.

While they were walking home, the suspect approached them, drew a handgun, and shot the victim repeatedly on different parts of his body, killing him instantly.

Claro said the victim reportedly meddled in a fight involving his partner's friend and the suspect.

The suspect fled onboard a motorcycle towards Sanciangco Street in Malabon City.

Follow up investigation is ongoing for the arrest of the suspect. (Minka Klaudia Tiangco)

1 arrested, 2 others escape in illegal firearms op in Caloocan

A man was arrested while his two cohorts escaped when police conducted an operation over illegal firearms in Caloocan City Monday morning.

Police identified him as Michael Punongbayan, 41; while his two cohorts as Marry Ann Buena and Arjay Borja.

Authorities seized from them a .38 caliber revolver loaded with five ammunitions and some suspected drug paraphernalia, including aluminum foil and four unsealed transparent plastic sachets, police said.

Investigation showed that members of Caloocan Police Community Precinct-1 held the operation, armed with a search warrant, at BMBA Compound in Barangay 120 at around 7:30 a.m.

Caloocan City Regional Trial Court (RTC) Judge Raymundo Vallega issued the warrant, police said.

Authorities are now hunting down the remaining suspects. (Joseph Almer Pedrajas)