Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Farmer shot and killed in Candaba

CANDABA – Unidentified armed men riding in tandem shot and killed a farmer here in broad daylight Monday morning.

Superintendent Henry Flores identified the victim as Danilo Dela Cruz, 54, resident of Barangay Paralaya this town.

Initial investigation disclosed that the victim was riding his tricycle along the barangay road in Paralaya here when the suspects, on board of a Honda Wave, tailed him.

The victim’s vehicle was then overtaken by the suspects. It was at this point that one of them shot Dela Cruz on the head.

Local police here rushed to the crime scene after receiving information about the shooting, but the suspects have already fled.

Police found the victim lifeless beside his service tricycle, noting a single gunshot wound on the head.

A spent shell of unknown caliber of firearm was also recovered from the crime scene.

Police officer Leonardo Sombillo, officer on case, claimed they are currently conducting a follow-up operation for the immediate arrest of the suspects.

“Mayroon na tayong mga lead na pinag-aaralan pero bine-verify pa natin ito,” Sombillo told Sun.Star Pampanga in an interview yesterday.

Published in the Sun.Star Pampanga newspaper on June 14, 2012.

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