2 dead, 1 hurt in sep­a­rate shoot­ings

The Freeman - - NEWS - — Chris­tell Fa­tima M. Tud­tud and Mar­jory D. En­riquez, USJ-R In­tern/MBG

A 47-year-old man was shot dead by an uniden­ti­fied gun­man on Ma­gal­lanes Street, Barangay Pahina Cen­tral, Cebu City last Sun­day evening.

The fa­tal­ity was iden­ti­fied as Jer­ryl­ito Lauza, an e-bike driver. He suc­cumbed to a gun­shot wound to the left side of his head.

Ini­tial in­ves­ti­ga­tion re­vealed that Lauza was driv­ing his e-bike along Ma­gal­lanes St. and the sus­pect way­laid him.

He was shot on the head caus­ing his in­stan­ta­neous death. The sus­pect im­me­di­ately fled.

Po­lice Of­fi­cer 3 Cris­to­bal C. Geron­imo, the in­ves­ti­ga­tor of the crime, said the vic­tim was pos­si­bly shot at close range since the wound has tat­too­ing mark.

How­ever, po­lice are con­duct­ing fur­ther in­ves­ti­ga­tion to de­ter­mine what really hap­pened since there was no eye wit­ness ex­cept for the pas­sen­gers of Lauza. How­ever, the po­lice have yet to lo­cate them to get a de­scrip­tion of the sus­pect.

They will also re­quest the CCTV footage from nearby es­tab­lish­ments.

Po­lice are yet to iden­tify the mo­tive of the killing.

"Ma­tod pa sa iyang anak, ilang ama­han is na­nar­baho ra gyud, nan­ingkamot nga makak­warta," said Geron­imo. (The child of the vic­tim said that their fa­ther is only work­ing so he will earn.)

Mean­while, a man was shot by uniden­ti­fied men in­side a bil­liard area on Her­nan Cortes St., Barangay Bani­lad, Man­daue City last Sat­ur­day evening.

Po­lice iden­ti­fied the vic­tim as Crispulo Ad­lawan Jr., 45, who worked as a barker in­side a cock fight­ing arena and a res­i­dent of Sitio Orel of the said barangay.

Chief In­spec­tor Mercy Vil­laro, in­for­ma­tion of­fi­cer of the Man­daue City Po­lice Of­fice (MCPO), said that Ad­lawan was watch­ing a bil­liard game with a com­pan­ion when one of the two as­sailants ap­peared and shot the vic­tim in his shoul­der, his right arm and ab­domen.

Ad­lawan was de­clared dead after a med­i­cal re­spon­der checked his pulse, Vil­laro said.

An­other per­son, who was later iden­ti­fied as 54-year-old Fer­nando Uy, a tri­cy­cle driver who hails from Barangay Tipolo, suf­fered a wound to his but­tocks from a stray bul­let while watch­ing the bil­liard game.

Uy was rushed to the UC Med­i­cal Hos­pi­tal for med­i­cal treat­ment. He is now in stable con­di­tion while the as­sailants fled on board a mo­tor­cy­cle.

Po­lice are still con­duct­ing an in­ves­ti­ga­tion to de­ter­mine the mo­tive be­hind the crime.

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