ROUNDUP: News in and around Metro Manila (Oct. 28, 2019)

Man shot dead in front of his house in Caloocan City

A man was shot dead by an unidentified gunman in front of his house in Caloocan City on Sunday.

Police identified the victim as Mark Lim, 34, a tricycle operator.

A certain Jonathan Isidiro, 19, told the police that he and the victim were standing outside his house at 12:30 p.m. before the incident happened.

An unidentified man then approached them and shot Lim multiple times on different parts of his body, killing him instantly, before fleeing on foot.

Police have yet to determine the motive behind the killing.

A follow-up operation is ongoing for the identification and arrest of the gunman. (Minka Klaudia Tiangco)

2 dead as four men rob grocery store in QC

Four armed robbers gunned down a security guard and a crew of a grocery store after they got in their way on Sunday.

Authorities identified the fatalities as Reymond Dag-ay, 32, a security guard and a resident of Barangay Commonwealth, and Romeo Econal, 35, a store crew from Barangay Holy Spirit.

Quezon City Police District’s Batasan Police Station (PS-6) chief, Lt. Col. Romulus Gadaoni, said the victims were both working at Express Lane Minimart along Kapalaran Road, Veterans Village in Barangay Holy Spirit.

Initial report showed that the victims, with their two other co-workers, were inside the store Sunday night when four gunmen wearing black jackets and helmets went inside.

Upon entering the store, one of the armed men immediately shot the security guard on the chest after he barred them from entering the establishment.

Econal also tried to fight back while his female co-workers hid but he was shot on his head.

The still unidentified men rushed to the cash register but failed to open it prompting them to halt the robbery.

The four men and their cohort who served as a lookout immediately boarded three motorcycles and escaped.

Meanwhile, Dag-ay and Econal were rushed to East Avenue Medical Center (EAMC) but eventually died Monday morning.

A follow-up investigation is ongoing to identify and locate the gunmen. (Alexandria San Juan)

Man shot dead while buying fish balls in Mandaluyong City

A 40-year-old man was shot dead by a bonnet-wearing gunman in Mandaluyong City Sunday night.

Mandaluyong City Police chief Colonel Remigio Sedanto, identified the fatality as Felipe Dela Rosa, a resident of Barangay Hulo, Mandaluyong City.

Investigation showed that Dela Rosa was buying fish balls in a street in Barangay Hulo at around 6:20 p.m.

Suddenly, a male suspect, wearing a red bonnet, approached the victim and shot him at close range.

The suspect fled on foot towards an undetermined direction, a police report showed.

Dela Rosa sustained two bullet wounds in the head. He was rushed to Mandaluyong City Medical Center but was pronounced dead a few minutes later.

Sedanto said Dela Rosa was previously detained for an illegal drug charge.

“We are also investigating if the victim had enemies,” the city police chief said.

He also said probers have already requested for the security footages of the barangay to possibly identify the gunman. (Jhon Aldrin Casinas)