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Lawyer killed in ambush

A lawyer was killed while two others were wounded in an ambush staged by two men on board a motorcycle in Quezon City yesterday afternoon.

Supt. Pedro T. Sanchez, commander of the Quezon City Police Station 10, identified the fatality as Ferdinand Lopez, 56. Wounded were Jerico Ricafort and Richard Solis who both sustained bullet wounds.

Sanchez said that the incident happened on East Ave. near BIR Road, Barangay Central at about 3:10 p.m.

The victims had just attended a court hearing at the Quezon City Regional Trial Court Branch 91 inside the Quezon City Hall of Justice and were on board a Honda Civic (PHI-723) when the suspects appeared and fired at them. The suspects escaped after the shooting.

Sanchez said Lopez is a complainant of an estafa case which he filed before the court. “Bale ang victim ay complainant in an estafa case. ’Yung two other victims ay driver at staffer niya,” Sanchez said.

The case has been turned over to the QCPD Criminal Investigation and Detection Unit.