Police clueless on identity of gunman behind killing of lady broadcaster

POLICE investigators are still facing a blank wall on the identity and motive of the lone gunman that shot and killed a female radio broadcaster in Malabon City Thursday morning.

Metro Manila Police chief, Director Nicanor Bartolome said that investigators have found nothing in the crime scene that would give-out the identity of the suspect behind the killing of DzME anchor Marlina Flores-Sumera.

“The best way to solve this case is through scientific method. But the suspect cleaned the area and recovered all the shells from the crime scene,” Bartolome said in a radio interview on radyo singko News FM.

The Metro Manila police chief also said that investigators ruled-out robbery as the motive behind in the killing of the Sumera since all of her personal valuables were not not missing.

“We have received information that she was already cased by the suspect and we are not yet discounting all other possibilities in the killing including a land dispute where she was involved,” Bartolome said.

The Metro Manila police chief added that investigators are leaning more towards the angle of ‘land dispute’ in Sumera’s killing, which he said could not be related to her work as a mediaman.

“She’s not a hard hitting a broadcaster,” Bartolome said.

Sumera was barely a few meters away from her house along Solania St., Brgy. Maysilo in Malabon City and was on her way to report for work in Caloocan City when she was shot at the back of her head.

The victim was rushed to the Valenzuela General Hospital, where Sumera later expired while being treated for a gunshot wound.

Local authorities and several media groups put-up a reward of P150,000 for any information that could lead to the identity or arrest of the gunman, which police believed to be an experienced hitman. Anthony Vargas


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