SPOUSES SHOT BY “RIDING IN TANDEM,” 1 KILLED

SPOUSES SHOT BY “RIDING IN TANDEM,” 1 KILLED

CAMP DIEGO SILANG, La Union – A 31-year-old man was killed while his wife was injured when unidentified assailants riding in tandem shot them along Cornelio P Valdez Street, Barangay Magallanes, Luna town last Monday night.

Chief Inspector Artemio Infante, La Union police’s information officer, identified the victims as Alberto C. Labnas, 31, and wife Maria Catherine, 31. They were brought to a nearest medical center,
where Alberto was pronounced dead on arrival..

Infante said that the Labnases had just left their stalls inside the public market and were on board their tricycle at about 7:45 p.m. along the said street when they were allegedly followed by the two gunmen who fired at them several times.

Police have yet to identify the suspects and the motive of the killing.

Vice-Mayor Romeo L. Resurreccion, who has a closed circuit television (CCTV) outside his residence where the incident happened, and heard the gunfire, has coordinated with the police with respect to the identities of the suspects. Erwin Beleo/northboundasia.com