Trike Driver Shot Dead

A tricycle driver was shot dead inside the dance hall in Purok Villa Villeta, Barangay Estefania, Bacolod City around 2:45 a.m. Sunday.

Police Chief Inspector Richee Gohee, Police Station 4 head identified the victim as Ryan Tajanlangit, 25, of Purok Malvar-Cubay, Barangay Villamonte, Bacolod City.

He sustained a gunshot wound in the left chest that exited at the back. He also sustained a wound in the head after he was struck with a bottle of beer, according to Senior Police Officer 1 Jared Esquilla, investigator-on-case. Esquilla said that the suspect was identified as one “Alyas Tomay Gamay,” of Abada-Escay, Barangay Vista Alegre.

Revenge is being eyed as motive of the shooting.

The suspect approached and shot the victim using a 38 caliber firearm while dancing in the middle of the dance hall. The suspect’s companion was the one who struck the victim in the head.

The victim was rushed to the hospital but was declared dead around 4:46 a.m. Sunday.

Hot pursuit operation is conducted by police to arrest the suspects.*(CMGarde)


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