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Couple in Danao City shot while sleeping
Edita suffered a gunshot wound to her chest, while Oscar sustained gunshot wounds in his body and leg. The couple was shot while they were sleeping inside their store.

Couple in Danao City shot while sleeping

Romeo T. Limpangog (The Freeman) - April 12, 2021 - 12:00am

CEBU, Philippines —  A couple got seriously injured after they were shot by a still unidentified man who allegedly barged into their roadside store in Poblacion Sabang, Danao City yesterday dawn.

Oscar Santillan, 57, and his wife, 56-year-old Edita, were brought to the Cebu Provincial Hospital in Danao for treatment.

Edita suffered a gunshot wound to her chest, while Oscar sustained gunshot wounds in his body and leg. The couple was shot while they were sleeping inside their store.

Police Staff Sergeant Allan Virtucio, desk officer of the Danao City Police Station, said a man barged into the victims’ store at about 2:30 a.m. and fired shots at them.

Virtucio said the station received a call from a personnel of the provincial hospital informing them that they were treating the wounded couple.

Police Corporal Gerome Pasidas said they are now investigating the incident.

But authorities are yet to find witnesses that would help them identify the suspect.

Pasidas said the couple also failed to identify the gunman since they were asleep when they were attacked.

Meanwhile, a 27-year-old “drug runner” was arrested in a buy-bust operation in Sitio Sto. Rosario, Barangay Labangon in Cebu City.

The suspect, Galen Ian Barba, was caught with one pack of shabu.

Barba’s supplier, however, was able to elude arrest.

The Abellana Police Station is now preparing the drug charges against Barba. — Rowena D. Capistrano, KQD (FREEMAN)

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