MANILA, Philippines – Five people were killed in a robbery incident inside a passenger jeepney on Friday night in Fairview, Quezon City.
Among those killed were three of the suspects, the unidentified jeepney driver, and responding policeman, Police Officer 3 Erwin Hipolito.
The driver died on the spot while Hipolito was pronounced dead on arrival at the Commonwealth Hospital and Medical Center.
Witnesses said about six to seven men boarded a Panay-Zabarte jeep and declared a hold-up when the vehicle reached Regalado Avenue corner Ipil Street in Fairview.
Hipolito and PO1 Cyril Agitong were in the area when the driver shouted for help.
A shootout ensued resulting to the death of the three suspects and the policeman.
Agitong was also wounded in the shootout. -- Report from dzMM