INVESTIGATORS are looking into `love triangle’ as one of the possible motives in the ambush of Letran back-up guard Franz Dysam and Joan Sordan that led to the death of his girlfriend.
Senior Superintendent Bernard Tambaoan, San Juan City police chief, listed “love triangle” involving the couple and one of Sordan’s former lovers as among the angles police investigators are now trying to pursue.
“Kumpletuhin muna natin lahat ng detalye. Lahat ng posibleng motibo, titingnan natin - `yung love triangle, `yung buhay ng babae, lahat yun nasa imbestigasyon,” said Tamboan.
Police sources said three of Sordan’s past lovers – a former basketball player, a former policeman, and her ex-husband – will be investigated. A friend of the couple had told media that one of the three had already threatened Dysam with a gun in the past.
There were also unconfirmed reports that police are also looking into the possibility that Sordan's work as a casino financier may have something to do with the shooting.
Tambaoan said five bullet shells were recovered from the crime scene at the corner of N. Domingo and Araneta Ave. where the victims were ambushed while on their way home from The Arena in San Juan where Letran had played Lyceum in the NCAA men’s basketball tournament.
The couple were inside their gray Nissan Sentra car when gunmen riding in tandem in a motorcycle fired away at them early Saturday evening.
According to an official statement by Letran, Dysam suffered six gunshot wounds, while Sordan was hit by a single bullet and was declared dead on arrival at the San Juan Medical Center.
The CCTV footage that captured the incident is already with the police authorities, according to the statement.
Dysam, 24, is now in stable condition as medical results showed all his vital signs are in good condition. He is scheduled to undergo operation on Monday to remove four bullets in his body.