Woman gunned down by ex-lover

July 03, 2019

POLICE are eyeing love triangle as the motive behind the killing of a woman who was shot dead by her former lover yesterday morning in Paranaque City.

Paranaque police chief P/Col. Rogelio Rosales said the victim, identified only as certain “Gigi Despi” died on the spot from bullet wounds in the head and body while her alleged lover, one alias “Arnel Pareño” fled to unknown direction after the killing.

Homicide investigator P/CMSgt. Christopher Bilangel said the incident happened at around 9:06 a.m. along 17 De Marso, Brgy. Baclaran while the victim and the suspect were allegedly seen arguing.

When officials of Barangay Baclaran heard successive shots, they immediately sought the assistance of P/Cpl. Eddie Arambulo and Pat. Lief Yabes who proceeded to the area and discovered the lifeless body of the victim sprawled bloodied on the road.

Elements of the Scene of the Crime Operatives (SOCO) recovered two empty shells for caliber .45 pistol from the crime scene which will be submitted to PNP Crime Laboratory for ballistic examination.

During the conduct of investigation, Sgt. Bilangel was able to gather information that the suspect was the former lover of the victim who is currently in a relation with another man.