Police are investigating the incident in Angono, Rizal where a shooting victim was shot dead while undergoing treatment at a hospital on Wednesday.
A report from the Angono Municipal Police Station said at about 11:43 a.m. of November 4, authorities received information about a shooting incident at Rizal Provincial Hospital System Annex in Barangay San Isidro.
Police said the victim, Vincent Adia, was involved in another shooting incident that took place at 3:30 a.m. of the same day.
When Adia was reportedly being treated at the hospital, an unidentified suspect barged into the facility and shot him. Based on the initial probe, the gunman was carrying a backpack and wearing black shirt and shorts.
The suspect and an alleged cohort fled the scene on board a motorcycle.
Angono police chief Police Major Richard Corpuz said the victim was supposed to be transferred to another hospital. Cops left the hospital to pick up the victim's relatives in Antipolo.
When the authorities left, the gunman appeared and shot Adia.
"'Yung kasing tao nabaril noong umaga, dinala dito sa ano, ngayon kailangan mailipat ng ospital... 'yung pulis natin pinapunta ko sa Antipolo para sunduin 'yung pamilya, noong pag-alis ng pulis, nandoon din pala 'yung mga bumira parang mga suspek na una ayon napasok nila 'yung ospital. Parang sinalisihan po kami," Corpuz told reporters.
Citing information from the victim's family, Corpuz said Adia was detained for years in Antipolo over robbery charges. He was released in 2019.
At present, Corpuz said police are doing backtracking to determine the last whereabouts of Adia.
He said all angles would be checked to determine if the victim had personal enemies.
"'Yung mga kaibigan daw, di daw nila masyadong kilala 'yung kaibigan... ang sabi nila mahilig daw sa babae, madami daw babae 'yung kanilang anak. 'Yun din ang tinitingnan nating anggulo kasi sobrang galit eh," Corpuz said.
"Maaaring sa babae tapos tinitingnan din natin 'yung iba pang anggulo. Tinitingnan din natin 'yung sa dati niyang kaso," he added.
Rizal Provincial Police Office chief Police Colonel Joseph Arguelles said a thorough investigation would be done to identify and arrest the perpetrators of the crime. —Anna Felicia Bajo/KBK, GMA News