BAGUIO CITY – Three persons died while another individual was injured after they were allegedly fired upon by still unidentified motorcycle-riding armed men in front of a car wash area at Barangay San Roque, Naguilian road, here, around 10:45 pm Thursday.
Baguio police officials identified two of the three fatalities as Rudy Pagaduan Pais, married, a native of Santa Cruz, Ilocos Sur, stay-in car wash boy and Roland Valdez, single, car washer and a resident at Asin Road, Baguio City, while the other fatality remains unidentified but described to be with tattoo on his right shoulder marked “XV GUARDIANS L LAR MAUTE” who sustained five gunshot wounds on the different parts of his body.
A certain Mark Angelo Chuca Calma, 32, married, Jobless and a resident of San Roque Village, Baguio City who was in the area at the time of the incident was reportedly injured and now confined at the Baguio General Hospital and Medical Center (BGHMC) for medical treatment of the multiple gunshot wounds he sustained.
Initial police investigation showed the aforesaid individuals were in the car wash area fronting a night establishment when the motorcycle-riding armed men arrived and successively fired at them that resulted to the three persons being declared dead on the spot while the injured person was able to be rushed to the hospital.
Responding police operatives and elements of the Scene of the Crime Operation (SOCO) team recovered three spent shells and two deformed slugs of a calibre .45 pistol which was used by the gunmen in the shooting spree.
Sources revealed the murder of the three individuals has something to do worth the alleged lucrative drug trade in the city.