TWO persons riding in an SUV were killed while a woman was seriously injured in an ambush by unidentified vehicle-riding criminals in Mandaluyong City yesterday morning.
Senior Supt. Joaquin Alva, Mandaluyong police chief, identified the fatalities as Antonio Silverio Jr., 27, of 79 Callejon St., Teresa, Rizal, and a certain Jason.
The two victims were killed on the spot.
The wounded woman rushed to Mandaluyong City Medical Center (MCMC) was identified as Sharipa Gilan, 25, of Angono, Rizal.
The three victims were aboard their Ford Ranger SUV when the suspects riding another vehicle tailed them on Calbayog St. cor. M Guevarra St., Bgy Highway Hills, at 2:45 a.m.
The suspects’ vehicle stopped beside the victim’s vehicle, opened fire at the victims and sped away.
Police found bullet holes in the SUV with the victims still lying beside their vehicle.
Police found inside the victim’s vehicle a placard that read: “Huwag tularan, drug lord ng Rizal”, two pellets, a cal. .380 with magazine, live ammunition and a plastic container for marijuana.
Alva said they are still investigating the motives behind the attack. A closed circuit television (CCTV) camera installed at the area was not working.