Motorcycle-riding suspects were involved in shooting incidents that killed two victims in Guihulngan City and Bayawan, Negros Oriental, the police reported yesterday.
The incidents took place as Col. Raul Tacaca, Negros Oriental police director, sought the cooperation of the populace, who may have knowledge of the facts or circumstances in the spate of killings in the province.
Francis Kelly Aragones, 45, was declared dead on arrival at a hospital, after he was shot by two motorcycle-riding suspects yesterday in Sitio Mato-og, Brgy. Basak, Guihulngan City.
Police investigation showed that Aragones and his mother, were on their way home, on board a motorcycle, when the two suspects also on a motorcycle appeared from behind, and shot the victim several times.
The two suspects, who were wearing black jackets and bonnets, fled towards the south direction, the police said.
Two fired cartridges of a .45 caliber pistol were recovered by the police at the scene of incident.
On Tuesday, two other motorcycle-riding suspects also shot and killed Geraldo Lopez at the national highway of Brgy. Banga in Bayawan, Negros Oriental.
Police investigation showed that Lopez, 42, and a certain Sixto Tesing, were on their way to the town proper, on board a motorcycle, when Lopez was shot in the head.
After the shooting the two suspects, who had been tailing them, before the incident, fled immediately.
Recovered from the scene of incident were a fired cartridge of a .45 caliber pistol, a cellular phone, the belt bag of the victim containing a 22 caliber revolver with eight live ammunition, and a Rusi motorcycle.
On July 3, ex-Army soldier Andy Castor was also shot dead by suspected New People’s Armey rebels in Brgy. Magsaysay, Guihulngan City, while human rights advocate Salvador Romano also died, after he was gunned down, also by two motorcycle -iding suspects, in Manjuyod, Negros Oriental, on July 7.
Tacaca, in a statement issued by the Negros Oriental Police Provincial Office, said that the shooting incidents were perpetrated by blood thirsty criminals who want to derail the progress of the province.*
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