A wife survived a shooting incident but her husband was not as lucky after two unidentified suspects riding in tandem shot them along the national highway in Rizal Street, Purok Sambag, Barangay Pilar, Hinigaran town around 1:50 a.m. Monday.
Police Senior Inspector Jake Barila, Hinigaran PNP chief identified the victim as Jonie Perez Noli, 49, of Purok Magnolia, Barangay 7, Bacolod City.
His wife identified as Hazel Maalat Noli, 48, also of the same address survived.
The victim sustained gunshot wound on his chest and was rushed to Hinigaran Medical Clinic, but was declared dead on arrival by Dr. Liesel Lizades.
The couple was on their way to Bacolod after attending the “Sinulog” in Kabankalan City in a tricycle driven by the victim when the suspects on a motorcycle followed them closely and shot them from behind.
The suspects escaped towards Kabankalan City.
Police recovered one (1) long magazine loaded with live bullets of .9mm; two (2) empty shells, two (2) slugs and one (1) live bullet from the crime scene.
Police is still investigating the incident to determine the motive.*(CYRUS M. GARDE)