The police is investigating the suspicious presence of two vehicles near the area where the Negros Occidental provincial consultant on hospital operations was killed in San Carlos City.
Mariano Antonio “Marton” Cui III, 62, was shot by a sniper as he was leaving his office at Emerald Arcade at F.C. Ledesma Avenue in San Carlos City at about 8 p.m. Monday, April 12.
CCTV footage obtained by the police show a white Toyota van and silver grey Starex with no license plates or conduction stickers parked in the area on the day of the crime, PLt. Abegael Donasco, Negros Occidental police spokesperson, said Wednesday, April 12.
A police special investigation task force headed by Col. Romy Palgue is investigating the killing of Cui.
The police have no substantial evidence on the killing yet, and it is still not conclusive that the two vehicles were the ones used by those responsible for the killing of Cui, Donasco said.
The police are also still investigating the motive for the killing, she added.
Renoir Baldovino, NBI Bacolod chief, said three NBI agents were in San Carlos City Wednesday to conduct an initial parallel investigation into the killing.
San Carlos Mayor Renato Gustilo in a statement Wednesday said the killing of Cui is unforgivable for the people of San Carlos whom he helped everyday of his life.
Cui was an inspiration of human warmth for his kindness and generosity toward our vulnerable people, Gustilo said.
They will do everything they can to help seek justice for Cui, he said.
The Negros Occidental Sanggunian on Tuesday passed a resolution of condolence on the death of Cui, Vice Governor Jeffrey Ferrer said.
Ferrer said he is calling on the police to conduct a thorough investigation into the killing of Cui.*