Two killed, 2 others injured in shootings

Two people were killed while two others were injured in separate shooting incidents in Negros Occidental on Sunday, December 6.

The first incident happened in the upland area of Barangay Macasilao in Calatrava town at around 10 a.m., the police said.

The victims, along with several others, were at a cockfight beside a river when five armed men arrived and shot 47-year-old Bonifacio Bargamento in the head with a .45 caliber pistol. He died instantly, a police report said.

Roel Geno, 48, was accidentally hit by a bullet on the right side of his body. He was brought to Calatrava District Hospital for treatment.

The unidentified perpetrators fled from the scene, and the police have yet to establish the motive of the incident.

In Silay City, a resident was shot to death by an unidentified suspect at around 8:45 p.m. at Barangay Mambulac, about two kilometers from the police station.

Police identified the fatality as 29-year-old John Dee Dumalaog, who was said to be under the influence of liquor at that time.

The police said the victim and his two companions went out to buy liquor, but he was shot by an unidentified assailant.

The victim was rushed to Teresita L. Jalandoni Provincial Hospital but was declared dead on arrival.

In another shooting incident, a man was injured after he was shot by his neighbor at Barangay Tooy in Himamaylan City.

Injured was 31-year-old Fernando Bendol, a laborer, who went to the place of the suspect who was allegedly under the influence of intoxicating liquor and was unruly.

The suspect identified as 44-year-old Venerando Tabotabo then shot the victim in the leg, the police report said.

The victim was rushed to the hospital, while the suspect fled.

Recovered from the scene was one fired cartridge.*

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