killed The unidentified slain suspects. Photo by GIL AMAN

2 kidnappers killed in Laguna shootout

June 3, 2021 Alfred P. Dalizon 377 views

TWO armed kidnappers were killed in a shootout with police operatives in Calamba City, Laguna past 2 p.m. Thursday, Philippine National Police chief, General Guillermo Lorenzo T. Eleazar said.

The two still unidentified suspects exchanged fire with policemen at the Silangan Exit of the South Luzon Expressway in Calamba City shortly after a dragnet was launched by the police, said Police Regional Office 4-A under Brigadier Gen. Eliseo DC Cruz.

The Calabarzon police received a report that an unnamed Chinese national was kidnapped by the suspects in Asiana, Parañaque City and was dragged into a white Toyota Hi-Ace with the plate no. WQT-786 attached to it.

Officers spotted the suspects at the SLEX and tried to flag them down but were met with a volley of gunfire prompting the lawmen to retaliate.

Both suspects were killed on their seats during the firefight.

Scene-of-the-crime operations (SOCO) officers from the PNP Crime Laboratory were dispatched to the scene to help investigate the shooting incident and retrieve pieces of evidence.