Man shot, triker hit by jeepney in Batangas cities

A MAN was declared dead at the hospital after being shot by an unidentified suspect while a tricycle driver also died when the passenger jeepney hit the trike in Batangas City and Lipa City, respectively, last Sunday.

Police identified the victims as Von Gerbie Austria and Jovert Ducado.

Batangas City police homicide investigators said Austria was in the vicinity of Villa Precy Subdivision, Bgy. Kumintang Ilaya, Batangas City on March 1 when the  suspect suddenly approached the victim and shot him once in the head using a handgun of unknown caliber and then fled towards an unknown direction.

The victim was immediately brought to Batangas Medical Center but was declared dead on arrival by attending physician, Dr. Marvic Princess Garcia.  

In Lipa City, Ducado was driving a Yamaha SZ motorcycle along with his passenger traveling along the national highway in Bgy. Banay Banay when a Isuzu jeepney driven by Norvi Marasigan, executing a left turn from the north bound lane of the road going back to San Jose town, accidentally collided with the motorcycle.

As a result, both vehicles incurred damages but Ducado and his passenger sustained injuries and were brought to a hospital where the driver was also pronounced dead on arrival by Dra. Claire Aquino.