Woman killed in sleep in Laoag

Posted at 10/09/12 2:05 PM

MANILA, Philippines – A woman was shot dead while sleeping beside her family on Tuesday morning in Laoag City.

The victim was identified as Ursula Respicio, 30 years old of Barangay Cabungaan.

Police said the suspect entered the victim’s home through an open window around 4:30 a.m. and shot the woman on the head with the use of a 12-gauge shotgun.

The gunman immediately fled after the incident.

Respicio’s husband and child survived the incident unscathed.

The family said the victim had no death threats, except that she had a misunderstanding with someone who owed her money.

The victim’s family is engaged in the buy and sell of scrap metals. Report from Grace Alba, ABS-CBN News