Woman shot dead by housemate in QC

Posted at 03/19/14 10:40 AM

MANILA – A woman was allegedly shot dead by her male housemate in Quezon City on Wednesday.

Police said the unidentified woman was found dead with a gunshot wound to the head inside her apartment along Maunlad Street in Barangay Pinyahan.

Investigators said they are looking into romantic jealousy as the motive behind the killing.

The victim's neighbors told dzMM that they saw a man coming out of the unit after they heard a single gunshot. They said prior to the shooting, they heard the the suspect and the victim having a heated exchange of words at around 4 a.m.

Neighbors said the two, who had introduced themselves as dressmakers, just transferred to the apartment two weeks ago. They said the unit occupants had been making a scene in the area with their almost daily fights.

Aside from the the victim and the suspect, another man had also been seen living in the apartment.

Witnesses said the unit occupants were sometimes seen carrying firearms.

During a search for pieces of evidence in the apartment, the police recovered a student driver's permit and a firearms list containing several names of people. – report from Johnson Manabat, dzMM