A 50-year-old neighbour was shot and hacked dead by two brothers in Barangay Balintawak, Escalante City around 6:40 p.m. Saturday.
Superintendent Leonardo Borromeo, Escalante City PNP OIC chief identified the victim as Vivencio Pugales. He sustained gunshot and stab wounds on his body.
Police tagged the brothers identified as Ching, 33 and Emilio Genon as responsible in the killing due to personal grudges.
Ching was the one who stabbed the victim while Emilio shot him. Ching was arrested in a follow up police operation while Emilio is still at large.*