COUPLE AMBUSHED. Police cordon off a couple’s white Mitsubishi Montero after the pair was ambushed in Barangay Fatima, Gen. Santos City at 4:45 a.m. Tuesday (March 14, 2023). The wife died while the husband was critically wounded in the incident. (Photo courtesy of Gen. Santos City Police Office)

KORONADAL CITY – Two gunmen riding a motorbike shot dead a businesswoman and wounded her husband in an ambush in Barangay Fatima, Gen. Santos City early Tuesday.

In a report, Col. Jomar Alexis Yap, General Santos City police director, identified the victim as Amelia Tajala, of Barangay Fatima, Gen. Santos City.

Tajala was declared dead at the GenSan Medical Center while her husband Belgar, who was driving the Mitsubishi Montero (MFN-927), was critically injured.

The victims were heading to the city fish port area at about 4:45 a.m. where they are managing a fish and money lending business when waylaid by the gunmen, who sped off in an unknown direction.

Police found 16 empty shells for a .45-caliber pistol at the crime scene.

They said they have yet to establish the motive and identities of the perpetrators. (PNA)