Motorcycle-riding-gunmen kill couple in late night Mandaue ambush

By: Benjie B. Talisic April 15,2019 - 02:20 AM

Member of the Scene of the Crime Operatives process the crime scene at the corner of SB Cabahug Street and AC Cortes Avenue in Barangay Ibabao, Mandaue City on April 15. |Benjie Talisic

MANDAUE CITY, Philippines — A couple, who were on a motorcycle, was shot dead by two men on another motorcycle at the corner of SB Cabahug Street and AC Cortes Avenue in Barangay Ibabao, Mandaue City at past 11 p.m. on Sunday, April 14, 2019.

Their eight-year-old daughter, who was with couple on the motorcycle, survived the attack, said Police Master Sergeant Marino Lofranco of the Mandaue City Police Office, the investigator on the case, during an interview with CDN Digital.

Marino said a friend of the murdered victims identified them as Fraldine Kate Ramayla Canes, 24, and her husband, Michael Canes, 27, who are both residents of Barangay Umapad, Mandaue City.

Marino said that the victims suffered several gunshot wounds to the body.

According to initial police investigation, the couple, who were into the RTW (ready to wear) clothes business, had just come from the North Bus terminal to send some of their products to Bantayan Island in northern Cebu.

They were heading home when they were followed by two assailants on a motorcycle and were shot at as they arrived at the intersection of SB Cabahug Street and AC Cortes Avenue.

The daughter, who was thrown off the motorcycle when it crashed after her father was shot, survived the attack.

Lofranco said that they are looking into the business angle as a possible motive to the attack./dbs

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