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PNP: Mistaken identity 1 of 3 angles eyed in slay of bizman

Mistaken identity, a family feud and drugs are the three angles being eyed by the police in their investigation into the killing of a Bacolod City businessman on Tuesday, PCapt. Vincent Paul Pendon, Police Station 2 chief, said Wednesday, June 15.

Jeffrey Espeleta Keng Seng died after he was shot by a lone gunman on board a motorcycle as he was driving his Nissan Patrol SUV at the busy intersection of BS Aquino Drive and Lacson Street in Bacolod City on Tuesday, Pendon said.

The gunman approached the driver’s side of the Nissan Patrol that had stopped at the intersection and shot Keng Seng on the side four times, Pendon said, but they are still waiting for the post mortem report for more details.

Their investigation shows that when Keng Seng’s vehicle crashed into a vacant lot at the intersection of BS Aquino Drive and Gatuslao Street he was not shot again by his assassin as a witness earlier said, Pendon added.

The victim is the son of businessman John Sy Keng Seng.

They are investigating a family feud as a possible motive for the killing. A blotter report was filed by the Keng Sengs at Police Station 3 in 2019 against a relative who allegedly took P54 million worth of equipment, which included generators, lawn mowers, tools and vehicles, from a warehouse, Pendon said.

The other angle they are looking at is that the victim could have been mistaken for his father, he added.

The police have also received information that the victim could have been involved in a drug transaction but that has to be validated, Pendon said, pointing out that they are exploring all possible angles.

They hope they can solve the crime soon, he said.*

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