A birthday celebration turned bloody after a man was shot dead and his companion in critical condition after being shot by one of the visitors at parking lot of a restaurant in Pasig City on Monday.
Reports submitted to Pasig police chief Senior Supt. Rizalito Gapas identified the fatality as Re-anne Diamante and the injured as Reniel Colina.
The suspects were identified only in their aliases as Jericho and Ram.
Investigation conducted by PO2 Eric Goboy showed that the incident took place at a parking lot of During’s Restaurant on Jimenez St., Bgy. Kalawaan at 4:30 a.m.
Police said the suspects and the victims were all guests at the birthday party of Sarah Morcillos.
Prior to the incident, Jericho and Ram left the party after they got irked when one of the friends of the victims ordered them to get a bucket of ice.
However, unknown to the victims and his group, one of the suspects waited at the parking lot.
The victims were about to leave when approached by the suspects.
Police said parking boy Jess Aguilar said he saw one of the suspects pulled out a gun and shot Diamante and Colina several times.
Jericho and Ram, according to police, then fled aboard a Honada Civic.
Concerned citizens rushed the victims to Rizal Medical Center where Diamante was declared dead on arrival.
Dr. Linico Federico Marquez said Colina is still in critical condition.
Recovered at the crime scene were nine spent shells for unknown type of gun.
Gapas said they will still verify with the Land Transportation Office (LTO) the owner of the Honda Civic car.