Woman, 38, shot, seriously wounded PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 24 January 2014 14:01

A 38-year-old woman was shot and seriously wounded by one of two gunmen riding tandem on a motorcycle along Morning Breeze in Tugbungan yesterday afternoon.

The victim was identified as Elvie P. Pansensoy, married,  of Villa Asuncion, Tetuan. Her Facebook account showed she graduated from Ateneo de Zamboanga University in 1997.

Police said that Pansensoy sustained a gunshot wound in the head and was rushed to the hospital by helpful residents.

Initial investigation disclosed that Pansensoy was with a companion aboard a scooter that negotiating the Morning Breeze road when two men riding tandem on another motorcycle chased them and the backrider shot her once in the head.

When Pansensoy fell on the ground, the assailants sped away.

Residents and passersby who saw the incident failed to recognize the assailants as well as the plate number of their motorcycle.

Men of the Tetuan police station were still on hot pursuit operation against the gunmen.

Investigators were looking into drugs as the possible motive behind the shooting as some drug paraphernalia were found in the victim’s possession.

On August last year, Miller Pansensoy y Junsay alias Melanio Pansensoy, 34, married, of Villa Asuncion Subdivision, Tetuan and reportedly Elvie’s husband was arrested together with three others  during a drug buy-bust in Tetuan.

The buy-bust operation was carried out by men of the Tetuan Police Station led by SPO2 Efren Gregorio under Chief Insp. Elmer Acuña around 10:30 p.m. near Zamboanga City High School Main.

Arrested with Miller Pansensoy were Eulisis Cordova y Flores, 46, married, of Talon-Talon; Eric Villanueva y Atilano, 41, of Manicahan, and Christian Perez y Enriquez, 22, of Putik,

Confiscated from Pasensoy’s possession were two medium size sachets of shabu, a .45 caliber pistol loaded with four bullets and P300 marked money;  Cordova yielded a small sachet of shabu; seized from Villanueva was another small sachet of shabu and from Perez a high-cap type .45 caliber pistol with eight rounds of ammunition and an XR motorcycle and a Yamaha scooter. — Dan Toribio Jr.