A man mistaken for a police asset was shot and seriously injured while an 11-year-old boy was hit by a stray bullet after two suspects believed to be triggermen of a “grug group” attacked in broad day light in Pasig City over the weekend, police said yesterday.
In a belated report by the Pasig Police Station, the victim was identified as Dexter Coral, 28, garbage collector, of Tuazon Compound, Bgy. San Miguel, Pasig City.
Wounded was Gian Manlapaz, 11, Grade 5 student, of 1820 Villa Evangelista Compound, Bgy. Palatiw.
The two victims were rushed to Pasig City General Hospital (PCGH).
Investigation conducted by SPO3 Romeo Tanguilan disclosed that the incident took place at F. Soriano St., Bgy. Palatiw at 2:30 p.m.
Police said Coral was walking along F. Soriano St. to meet his friends when two men shot him.
According to witnesses, the two men had been seen in the area for several hours and seemed waiting for someone. When they saw their target (Coral), they immediately shot him thrice in the back.
The boy who was playing in the neighborhood was hit by a stray bullet that exited from Coral’s back, Tanguilan said.
“May nakapag-chuchu daw sa drug group na police asset ’yung biktima kaya inabangan at nang makita ay pinagbabaril kaagad. ’Yung bata, tinamaan nang tumagos ’yong bala na pinaputok ng mga suspek sa unang biktima,” Tanguilan said.