Armed men killed in alleged shootout with cops
MANILA, Philippines--Manila police men figured in another shootout, which killed two armed men in Pandacan, Manila, early dawn on Sunday.
Elements of Manila Police District-Station 10 Anti-Crime Unit, led by Chief Insp. Efren Medina, shot dead two unidentified men, after the latter allegedly shot at the police first in an encounter at the corner of Mendoza St. and Quirino Avenue.
A concerned citizen had called about the presence of the tattooed men, believed to be from 25 to 30 years old, in the area. The caller was wary of their "suspicious" behavior, MPD-Homicide section chief Insp. Armando Macaraeg told reporters.
Medina and his colleagues went to verify the report. Upon reaching the area, they called the attention of the two men, one of which allegedly drew a .22-caliber gun and started shooting at the police.
One man was killed on the spot, while the other was rushed to the Sta. Ana Hospital, but he was declared dead on arrival.
The bodies were brought to the St. Yvan Funeral parlor for autopsy. Police are still verifying the identities of the slain men.
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