One of the casualties of the Mandaluyong shootout.
MANILA, Philippines — The Eastern Police District (EPD) has released its autopsy report on the victims of the Mandaluyong shootout last December 28.
The report revealed that the two victims sustained multiple gunshot wounds that led to their death.
Jonalyn Amba-an and Jomar Hayawon sustained multiple gunshot wounds in the head and body based on the result of the autopsy conducted by the Eastern Police District (EPD) Crime Laboratory.
EPD Crime Laboratory PSupt. Isidro Cariño said Jonalyn was shot in the left cheek at close range that penetrated to her right cheek.
“Sa autopsy report po ang cause of death kay Jomar Hayawon ay multiple gunshot wounds sa ulo, sa trunks and other extremities at ang kay Jonalyn Ambaan ay also multiple gunshot wounds sa head, trunks at other extremities,” said Cariño.
(In the autopsy report, Jomar Hayawon’s cause of death is multiple gunshot wounds to the head, trunks and other extremities. As for Jonalyn Ambaan, it’s also multiple gunshot wounds to the head, trunks and other extremities.)
He added however that they still await the results of the ballistics exam on the guns of the cops involved in the incident to determine who shot Jonalyn.
“Continuous pa po ang aming investigation. Wala pa po ang ballistics examination at trajectory of bullets. Ang meron pa lang ay paraffin test result at autopsy result ng dalawang namatay,” Special Investigation Task Group-Shaw chief, PSSupt. Florendo Quibuyen said.
(Investigation is ongoing. We still await result of the ballistics examination and trajectory of bullets. We only have the paraffin test result and autopsy result of the two victims.)
Special Investigation Task Group Shaw chief PSSupt. Florendo Quibuyen, meanwhile, said the policemen involved in the incident do not have criminal intent, thus they will face charges for homicide.
Nine of the policemen are detained in Mandaluyong Police Station, while their team leader, PSInsp. Maria Cristina Vasquez, is under restrictive custody.
“We are doing everything na ipinapakita po namin na walang white wash na nangyari. We are giving you updates para mapatunayan namin na talagang white wash,” EPD Director PCSupt. Reynaldo Biay said.
(We are doing everything to show the public that there is no whitewashing. We are giving you updates to prove that there’s no whitewashing.)
General Biay added they have identified the whereabouts of barangay watchman Gilbert Gulpo, another suspect in the incident. — Lea Ylagan | UNTV News & Rescue