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Nurse and Construction Worker Killed After Shooting in Caloocan

Nurse and Construction Worker Killed

A nurse who helped a motorcycle rider who had an accident was shot dead in Barangay 173, North Caloocan on Sunday night, along with a construction worker who came to assist after hearing the commotion.

According to Police Major Segundino Bulan, commander of Caloocan Police Sub-Station 9, the nurse, Mark John Blanco, was killed after he tried to help a motorcycle rider who had fallen from his bike along Congressional Road.

Here are some details from the report of ABS-CBN News.

Helping Hand Leads to Tragedy

Blanco reportedly helped the suspect, who was struggling to start his motorcycle after it tipped over. This angered the suspect, leading him to shoot Blanco in the head and arm, as police initial investigation reveals.

“Naawa siya dahil nakita niya, tinulungan niya itong suspek na itayo ‘yung motor. Ngayon itong pagtayo ng motor, hindi na mapaandar ng suspek ‘yung motor kaya siya nagalit sa biktima. Bakit daw hindi na umaandar ‘yung motor niya,” Police Major Bulan explained.

Second Victim Shot

Another man, a construction worker, came out to assist after a witness to the shooting cried for help. However, the suspect shot him in the chest.

“Mayroon naman babae roon sumisigaw ng ‘Tulong! Tulong!’ Lumabas naman itong pangalawang biktima. Binaril din,” Major Bulan added.

CCTV footage captured the suspect fleeing the scene on his motorcycle. He was eventually caught after crashing into another vehicle while escaping.

Upon apprehension, ballistics tests linked the suspect’s weapon to the bullets found in the bodies of the victims. The suspect is now in custody at Caloocan Police Sub-Station 9. He claims the shooting was not intentional.

“Hindi po. Humihingi ako ngayon ng tawad kahit kapalit ng buhay ko. Okay lang sa akin ‘yon,” he said.

Families Grieve

Blanco’s widow said she couldn’t comprehend what had happened, especially knowing that her husband left behind five children.

“Tumulong nga lang po. ‘Yun nga sabi ng witness sa akin tapos ini-imagine ko ‘yung mga pangyayari. Talagang napakasakit. Mabigyan lang ng hustisya ‘yung bawat pamilya naiwanan. Mapagdusahan niya,” she said.

The family of the construction worker has not yet given a statement.

The suspect now faces double murder charges.

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