MANILA – Three persons were killed in a shooting incident at a transient house in Taguig City on Sunday.

Based on the report sent to the Southern Police District (SPD), Taguig Police Station identified the victims as Marie Angelica Belina, 25, an overseas Filipino worker and from Barangay Pachoca, Calapan City, Mindoro; Mark Ian Desquitado, 35, a food delivery rider and a resident of Barangay Fort Bonifacio, Taguig City; and Tashane Joshua Branzuela, 22, resident of the same village in Taguig City.

They were killed by an unidentified gunman who fled after the shooting.

The incident happened around 3:20 a.m. outside the transient house located in Zone 1, Barangay Fort Bonifacio, Taguig.

Based on the account of a witness, they were inside the house when they heard a successive burst of gunfire emanating from outside.

Upon checking, they saw the victims slumped on the cemented ground inside the gate with gunshot wounds on their bodies.

Belina and Desquitado died on the spot while Branzuela was brought to the Taguig Pateros District Hospital but was declared dead on arrival around 3:45 a.m. by Dr. Ma. Cecilia Roxas.

Acting SPD Director Col. Kirby Kraft has ordered probers to conduct a deeper investigation to determine the motive and other circumstances behind the shooting incident for the immediate arrest of the perpetrator.

"Hinihingi ko din po ang kooperasyon ng publiko na kung may impormasyon ay huwag mag-atubiling dumulog sa Taguig City Police upang ating maresolba ang nasabing insidente at mapanagot ang nasa likod ng krimeng ito (I am asking for the public's cooperation, for anyone who may have information not to hesitate to approach the Taguig City Police so that we could resolve the incident and make those behind the incident pay for the crime)," he told the media. (PNA)