1 dead, another hurt in Tondo shooting

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A 38-year-old man died while a 17-year-old is in critical condition at the hospital after a lone gunman shot them in Aroma Compound in Tondo, Manila at early dawn Thursday.

Police identified the fatality as Dominic Maquirang y Malakas, resident of Gate 8 Parola Compound Barangay 105 Tondo who succumbed to a bullet wound in the neck. Ricalyn Luto y Tejero, 17 and resident of Building 12 Temporary Housing in Aroma Compound Barangay 05 was rushed to the Tondo Medical Center after she was hit by a bullet in the arm near her chest.

The suspect was identified only as ‘Benjie’ of Building 20, Temporary Housing at the same compound.

Based on a report by Det. Joel Escano and was submitted to Rommel Anicete, chief of the Homicide Section, the incident occurred at 12:51 a.m. Thursday in said area.

It was learned that Luto was having a drinking spree with Dorothy Ventura when victim Maquirang approached them, selling a watch.

While the two victims were talking, the assailant casually walked in and suddenly shot Maquirang at close range, hitting his neck. He fired another shot before fleeing hitting Luto in the arm.

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