5 killed in jeepney robbery in QC

Posted at 04/28/12 9:24 AM

MANILA, Philippines – Five people were killed in a robbery incident inside a passenger jeepney on Friday night in Fairview, Quezon City.

Among those killed were three of the suspects, the unidentified jeepney driver, and responding policeman, Police Officer 3 Erwin Hipolito.

The driver died on the spot while Hipolito was pronounced dead on arrival at the Commonwealth Hospital and Medical Center.

Witnesses said about six to seven men boarded a Panay-Zabarte jeep and declared a hold-up when the vehicle reached Regalado Avenue corner Ipil Street in Fairview.

Hipolito and PO1 Cyril Agitong were in the area when the driver shouted for help.

A shootout ensued resulting to the death of the three suspects and the policeman.

Agitong was also wounded in the shootout. -- Report from dzMM