Woman, 27, man, 25,killed in latest violence PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 10 July 2013 14:24

Gun-for-hire and other criminals are still bold despite all efforts by authorities to stop the killings in Zamboanga City.

This after a female employee of a money changing firm and a young man were killed in a separate gun and knife attacks along Gov. Alvarez St. and Sta. Maria last Monday.

Killed were Jocelyn Lo Franca, 27, single, a native of Cebu City, working as cashier at the Forex Money Changer located at Southway Square Mall and staying at a boarding house in Boholano Drive, Camino Nuevo and Kenneth Bernardo, 25, of Sta. Maria.

Initial investigation disclosed that Franca was walking on her way home when two men aboard a motorcycle appeared and the backrider opened fire on her hitting her chin at past 8 p.m. near Palawan Pawnshop along Gov. Alvarez St.

The gun attack took place when Franca stopped to buy street food for dinner.

A witness told the police that when Franca fell on the pavement in prone position,  the gunman shot once in the back portion of her body then took her shoulder bag.

The killers sped away aboard their motorcycle.

The victim was rushed to a private hospital where she expired while undergoing treatment. It was learned that Franca’s bag contained no big amount of money for any robber to be interested on it.

In an interview with the Franca’s friends,  they said that Franca was not not carrying any money when she left their workplace.

Franca’s companion who requested anonymity said they were shocked when they learned of the incident.

They said that they have no idea onwhy she was killing.

Franca’s body was brought to their hometown yesterday afternoon.

In another incident, Bernardo was stabbed to death by an unidentified man past 5 p.m. along Maestra Vicenta St.

Bernardo was walking when a man armed with a knife stabbed him in the body. He was taken to the hospital where he expired. – Dan Toribio Jr.