LUCENA CITY — A tricycle driver yesterday died while his wife was wounded in an ambush by riding-in-tandem gunmen in Bgy. Ibabang Dupay, this city.
City police director Supt. Reydante Ariza identified the couple as Edgar Cobey, 39, and Wendy Cobey, 43, of University Village, Bgy. Ibabang Dupay.
The Cobeys were on a tricycle on their way to SM City-Lucena, with Edgar driving the trike when, the suspects on a motorbike shot them at close range as the trike stopped at a red traffic light at 9:15 a.m. yesterday.
Edgar died on the spot while Wendy survived the gun attack.
Witnesses told the police that after making sure that Edgar was dead, the suspects sped away.
Wendy was rushed to the MMG Hospital for treatment.
Responding policemen recovered at the crime scene eight spent shells for cal. 9mm pistol.
Police said before he was killed, Edgar was the subject of a complaint in the village for his alleged involvement in illegal drugs.