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Hitman nabbed in Laguna

September 19, 2021 Jane Eleda 545 views

POLICE on Saturday arrested an alleged hitman following a gun attack on a businessman in Calamba City, Laguna.

Victim Elpidio Fernandez , 51, of Blk. 3, Lot 1, Phase1, Southville 6, Bgy. Kay-anlog, Calamba City survived the shooting. He is being treated at a hospital from a gunshot wound to the head.

In a report submitted to Calamba City police chief Col. Arnel Pagulayan, arrested was John Marco Sandoval, an alleged hitman involved in a series of shooting incidents in Calamba City, Laguna, and Batangas.

Authorities found the hideout of the suspect with the help of witnesses and CCTV footage.

Sandoval shot Fernandez at 3:15 p.m. last Wednesday and fled with a cohort on a motorcycle.

The suspect was caught in a pursuit operation.

“May pointer sila, ina-identify nila kung sino ‘yung target. Then naka motor sila. Pagnaispatan na nila ‘yung target, babarilin nila,” Pagulayan said.

Seized from Sandoval were a cal. 45 pistol, several fake IDs, and a motorcycle used in the operation.

Records showed the suspect has four pending arrest warrants for murder, homicide, direct assault and usurpation of authority.

Police are hunting down Sandoval’s cohorts.

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