A balikbayan, who was set to return to London after staying in the country to take care of the case of his sister slain by riding-in-tandem members of the Deadly Death Squad last July, was himself shot dead by RIT-DDS gunmen yesterday in Makati City.
Petronio Rosales Jr., of Bgy. San Antonio, Makati City, instantaneously died when shot twice, one in the head and another in the body, by RIT-DDS suspects, who quickly sped away.
Police said the incident took place at 12:30 a.m. in front of a KTV bar on Yakal St., Bgy. San Antonio, where he and his friends held his farewell party.
Police said Rosales, together with a friend, who requested not to be identified, had just come out of the bar and were waiting for a taxi when the RIT-DDS suspects, both wearing helmets, suddenly appeared and shot the victim at close range.
Police said Rosales was in the country for more than two months to follow up the murder case of his sister, Loren Kristel, who was shot dead inside a passenger jeep last July 21 for still unclear reason.