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Engineer killed by RIT gunmen

  • Written by Itchie G. Cabayan
  • Published in Metro
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A mechanical engineer was shot dead by riding-in-tandem suspects while he was onboard his sports
utility vehicle (SUV) cruising along Binondo, Manila, the other night.

Victim Reynaldo Macapanas, 49, of Block 50, Lot 5, Grand Oakridge Antel Village, Bacao,
General Trias, Cavite, died instantly due to gunshot wounds while the unidentified suspects were able
to escape.
    
A probe by PO3 Aldeen Legaspi of the Manila Police District-Homicide Section showed that at 7
p.m., the victim was onboard his Isuzu MUX with conduction sticker CR 5165 when, upon reaching  Delpan
Street, the suspects fired at his vehicle.
    
PO1 Rey Orejas, who was then on his way home, was said to have been approached by a concerned
resident seeking his help on the said shooting incident.
    
When Orejas arrived, the suspects were gone and the victim was still breathing so he took him
to the nearest hospital where he died hours later.
    
Investigation showed that the victim was on his way to visit a friend to discuss a business
proposal when the ambush took place.
    
The victim’s wife, meanwhile, told police that the killing may have stemmed from business
contracts and bidding deals in which her husband was involved.