ILOCOS SUR - A 60-year-old store owner was shot dead in Barangay Poblacion Norte, Sta. Maria on Wednesday morning.
Myrna Badilla was walking in the vicinity of the sports complex going to a bakery when an unidentified gunman shot her.
“Wala naman record sa pulisya o barangay ang biktima, wala din masabi na nakaaway niya itong mga nagdaan na araw,” said Sta. Maria, Ilocos Sur Chief of Police, Police Inspector Leonilo Ancheta.
The victim was rushed to the Judge Celestino Guererro Memorial Hospital but was pronounced dead on arrival.
The gunman fled on board a motorcycle.
The authorities are investigating if the incident is business-related or personal.
“Although may mga natatanggap na tayong impormasyon pero hindi pa natin pwedeng sabihin hangga’t hindi pa natin napapatunayan,” Ancheta said.
Authorities recovered two empty shells of caliber .45 from the crime scene.