Amid the Luzon-wide enhanced community quarantine, four unidentified men on Wednesday night shot dead one of two civilians who were manning a road closure in Quezon City.
Authorities identified the fatality as one Ronaldo Cumayas, a 37-year-old painter who lost his job because of the lockdown.
Aldredo Batino, 20, an air-condition technician, was hit in the arm and was rushed to East Avenue Medical Center.
Both victims lived in Sitio Veterans in Barangay Bagong Silangan.
Witnesses said the four men were riding in tandem in two motorcycles.
The suspects managed to flee the area despite the checkpoints near the place.
The incident took place last April 1 at 10:30 p.m.
Brig. Gen. Ronnie Montejo of the Quezon City Police District has ordered the Criminal Investigation and Detection Unit and Station 6 to conduct a thorough investigation to establish the motive behind the shooting incident, including illegal drugs.
The mother of Cumayas claimed that her son had no known enemy in their community and had no criminal case.