MANILA -- The Philippine National Police (PNP) will let the Mandaluyong Police and the National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) investigate the shooting incident in Mandaluyong City that left two people dead.
The statement was made by PNP spokesperson Chief Supt. Dionardo Carlos in a Radyo Pilipinas report Friday, saying there is no reason for the PNP to conduct its own investigation yet as local investigations are ongoing.
On Thursday night, policemen shot at the passengers of a white Mitsubishi van along Shaw Boulevard corner of Old Wack-Wack Road, which was transporting a woman wounded in an earlier shooting incident in Addition Hills, Mandaluyong, thinking it was the getaway vehicle of the suspects.
The lawmen got this impression based on the report of barangay tanods who earlier responded to the shooting incident in the area.
The incident appeared to be a case of mistaken identity.
The wounded victim, identified as Joana Amboa, was killed along with her companion.
Two others were hurt including the vehicle's driver and Amboa's live-in-partner. (PNA)