(Metro News) QCPD probes lady trader

June 15, 2011 10:58 pm 

MANILA, June 15 – The Quezon City Police District (QCPD) said Wednesday it is thoroughly investigating the death of a businesswoman who was ambushed in Novaliches, Quezon City, Tuesday night.

QCPD director Chief Supt. George Regis said the car of Sheryl Sarmiento, 39, event planner, was peppered with bullets by six armed men while driving her white Toyota Altis Tuesday night along Commonwealth Avenue corner Regalado St. in Fairview, Novaliches, Quezon City at 9:30 p.m. Tuesday resulting to her death.

Regis said the armed men were driving a gray van. He said witnesses saw the armed men wearing bonnets.

QCPD-Scene of the Crime Operatives (SOCO) found 5.56mm and 9mm gun shells at the crime scene. The victim’s car was towed to the QCPD headquarters in Camp Karingal, Quezon City for further examination.

Meanwhile, Sarmiento’s family was emotional upon arriving at the crime scene. The family said they do not know of anyone who has problems with Sarmiento.

QCPD probers are looking into the possibility of a case of mistaken identity, as Sarmiento's relatives said the victim has no enemy.

Meanwhile, the QCPD is also investigating the death of a man whose body was found inside a red Mazda (UUA-174), parked along Commonwealth Avenue Extension, also at dawn Wednesday.

QCPD said the body was found at 2:15 a.m. The unidentified victim was clad in a brown T-shirt and denim pants. He had wounds and bruises all over the body. He is between 30 to 40 years old. (PNA) DCT/FFC/JCA

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