BAGUIO CITY April 15 – A 34-year old nurse was gunned down in front of their residence by still unidentified motorcycle riding assailant at Purok 2, Gabriela Silang Barangay Sunday morning.
Police authorities identified the fatality as Joan Lee Japson Arca, 34, single, nurse by profession and a resident of Purok 2, Gabriela Silang, Baguio city.
Initial police investigation showed that the victim was about to come out of the gate of their residence when the motorcycle riding suspect suddenly arrived and fired at her several times that hit her on the front and back portion of her body before being sprawled bloodied on the ground.
The suspect was able to escape from the crime scene while the victim was rushed by her relatives to the Baguio General Hospital and Medical Center (BGHMC) where she was declared dead on arrival by attending physicians due to the two fatal gunshot wounds that she sustained from the shooting incident.
Responding police operatives and elements of the Scene of the Crime Operation (SOCO) team recovered from the crime scene a dis-assembled magazine of a calibre .45 pistol, 9 live ammunitions and 2 spent shells of the same firearm and a white envelope.
Probers are still ascertaining the motive behind the brutal murder of the young nurse.
By Dexter A. See