Woman killed, mom, 81, wounded in twin Ecija gun attacks

October 12, 2018

GUIMBA, Nueva Ecija -- A 46-year-old woman was shot dead while her octogenarian mother was wounded when two unidentified armed men riding a motorcycle peppered them with bullets while they were at the backyard of their house late Thursday afternoon here.

Senior Supt. Eliseo T. Tanding, provincial police director, identified the fatality as Isabelita Gaton, and her wounded mother as Rita Ordanza, 81, both jobless, of Bgy. Sta. Cruz, this town.

Police said the two armed suspects entered the victims’ premises and suddenly shot the victims at close range before escaping on board a black Yamaha Mio motorcycle towards unknown direction.

Tanding said the gun attack occurred at 5:25 p.m. while the two women were at their backyard taking a rest.

Recovered at the crime scene were two misfired cartridges and a fired cartridge case.

Tanding said they are still investigating the motive behind the twin shooting.