Philippine National Police (PNP) chief Police General Guillermo Eleazar said Wednesday they are looking into all angles to find the motive behind the killing of Gwenn Salamida, a salon owner and a journalist.
“Lahat ng anggulo ay ating titingnan upang malaman ang tunay na motibo sa krimen at madakip ang salarin (We will look into all angles to determine the true motive behind the crime and capture the perpetrator),” he said.
Gwenn Salamida was shot dead while her husband was injured after being shot inside their salon in Quezon City Tuesday.
Her husband was taken to the nearest hospital after also receiving a bullet wound.
According to the station commander of Quezon City Police District Station 3, Police Lt. Col. Tyrone Valenzona, the victim was shot several times.
“She sustained several gunshot wounds that caused her instantaneous death, but ‘yung lalaki, he lives, so he was brought to the hospital,” he said.
According to the victim’s relatives, the woman’s birthday is tomorrow, and she would have just dyed her hair.
PNP probing all angles in the killing of Gwenn Salamida
The culprit immediately fled on a motorcycle without getting the license plate.
Gwenn Salamida was a former editor of Remate and had been working for another tabloid, Saksi Ngayon.
There is a CCTV camera in the area, but according to Barangay Apolonio Samson staff Nat Magsalin, it was damaged when it got stuck in a passing truck and has not been repaired.
That would have helped the investigation, but the police said they would first base it on the information they can get from the family and some who witnessed the crime.
Meanwhile, Eleazar extended his condolences to the bereaved family of Gwenn Salamida.
“I am also directing all police offices and units to sustain anti-criminality operations and to be on alert for criminals who would take advantage of the pandemic,” he said.
“We need to ensure that the public is not only safe from coronavirus infection but also safe from lawless elements,” he said.”