BAGUIO CITY – A 41-year old man died while two others, including a police officer, were injured during a shootout inside a transient house at Dangwa St. Cresencia Village here around 10:50 pm Sunday.
Senior Superintendent Rolando F. Miranda, officer-in-charge of the Baguio City Police Office, identified the fatality as Yasser Dimaren H. Macalandap, 41, and a resident of Yap St., Baguio City.
On the other hand, the injured individuals were named as PO# Dan Estrada Fermalino, 51, married and a PNP personnel assigned at Bicutan, Taguig, City and Ismael Datuotto Sandangan, 40 married and a businessman who temporarily resides at Antipolo, Rizal.
Miranda disclosed initial investigation sowed Fermalino and Sandangan, together with their families, just arrived from Manila around 5 pm Sunday in order to have a vacation and were reportedly billoted in one of the transient houses in the area.
While inside the house, Macalandap reportedly knocked on the door and when Sandangan opened it, he, without any words, shot Sandangan several times.
Fermalino, who was at the second floor of the house, immediately responded to his companion’s rescue and had a brief shootout with Macalandap.
After the shooting incident, Macalandap was sprawled dead on the floor of the house while Fermalino and Sandangan were rushed to the Pines City “Doctors Hospital for medical treatment.
Responding police personnel and elements of the Scene of the Crime Operation (SOCO) team recovered from the crime scene two empty magazines, nine fired cartridges cases and five fired bullets of a caliber .45 pistol.
Miranda said the motive of the shootout is yet being established by probers while the suspected firearm has yet to be recovered.
By Dexter A. See