Elderly woman shot dead in Novaliches

Posted at 04/19/12 9:48 AM

MANILA, Philippines – An elderly woman was shot dead in Novaliches, Quezon City on Wednesday night.

The victim, identified as Corazon Santos, was shot dead in front of her store along Sarmiento Street in Barangay Sta. Monica at around 8 p.m. by a motorcycle-riding gunman.

Several residents saw the shooting but did not see the face of the gunman, who wore a helmet.

Police said the assailant even alighted the motorcycle and shot the victim in the head at point-blank range.

Three empty bullet slugs were recovered at the crime scene.

Police are looking into Cora's dispute involving her apartment business as a possible motive in the crime. – report from Jacque Manabat, dzMM