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Man shot dead in QC

The peaceful sleep of a family in Quezon City turned into a nightmare when a helmet-wearing man entered their house and shot dead the father Wednesday after midnight.

Investigators of the Quezon City Police identified the victim  as Adrian Galang, 39, a taxi driver residing at Barangay Batasan Hills, Quezon City.

Galang’s live-in partner, Zaineth Nismal, said they were sound asleep inside their house along Kalayaan C. Libis Extension around 1 a.m.when an unidentified man barged inside their room.

Nismal said that the gunman even woke up Galang who was sleeping next to her and their three children before firing shots at him.

The suspect clad in black jacket and shorts then immediately fled the scene on foot, said Nismal.

Galang died on the spot due to multiple gunshot wounds in his body.

Batasan Police Station commander PSupt. Rossel Cejas said that Galang previously surrendered to Oplan Tokhang. Nismal also admitted that her partner was an illegal drug user before.

Police are now conducting follow-up investigation to determine  the possibility of Galang’s involvement in drugs as motive, and to  identify and arrest the gunman.

3 robbers cart away P 300,000 from cellphone shop

Three armed men robbed a cell phone shop, hogtied its employees, and took away more than P800,000 in  cash and gadgets Tuesday night in Novaliches, Quezon City.

Police Superintendent April Mark Young, chief of Novaliches Police Station, identified the victims as Jeremy Pallado, 25, Wilson Bambico, 26, both vault keepers, Jeremy Marzan, 21, sales associate, and Julius Tamondong, 31.

According to the stay-in employees of Rencas Cellshop in Barangay Gulod, they  had just closed the store when three men armed with handguns barged inside.

Upon entering the shop, the men hogtied the four, detached the closed-circuit television hard drive, and took at gunpoint the cash and gadgets of of the shop, , and some personal belongings of the victims.

The bonnet-wearing men took around earnings of the shop, estimated at P36,000, various gadgets worth P700,000, jewelries worth P50,000, and the victims’ personal smart phones, cash, and watch.

The assistant branch head, May Ann Artobal, 22, was about to return to the store when she saw the men coming  out of the shop and fleeing  the scene with the loot.

She immediately reported the robbery  to the officers in the area.

The employees said that the incident took place when their security guard was already off duty around 7:30 p.m.

Authorities are now conducting follow-up investigation to identify and arrest the men.

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