A 55-year-old man who was celebrating his birthday was shot to death outside his residence in Barangay Handumanan, Bacolod City, Thursday night, March 18.
Killed was Jose Estaniel Villabeto, who was also celebrating the christening of his son.
Three unidentified suspects, who wore face masks and were armed with unknown firearms, shot the victim outside his home, the police reported.
They then fled on board a red Avanza vehicle.
The victim’s relatives brought him to the Bacolod Adventist Medical Center, where he died.
Police investigators found three fired bullets and four fired cartridge cases at the scene.
The victim’s family chased the suspects who were quick to escape, the police said.
The police are still investigating the motive of the killing.*