A WOMAN was shot dead by an unidentified gunman around 12:20 p.m. Thursday, April 20, in Barangay Poblacion, Daanbantayan, Cebu.
Police identified the victim as Mariching Dejito Despi who was a lending collector.
Investigation showed Despi was in her store before the incident.
The suspect, who wore a uniform of a cargo forwarding firm, entered the store, approached the victim and shot her at close range.
The gunman escaped on a motorcycle driven by another man.
Despi was rushed to Daanbantayan District Hospital but she did not reach the hospital alive.
Recovered from the crime scene were an empty shell and a slug of .45 pistol. (Kevin A. Lagunda/SunStar Cebu)