Intelligence agent shot dead in Kidapawan

SPO2 Eduardo Gatela, of the anti-vice and intelligence unit of Kidapawan police, identified the victim as Amado Maruhom Antipuesto (also known as "Pipoy").

Investigators recovered an empty shell of a caliber .45 pistol from the crime scene.

Welder Tony Alonzo, 49, who was sleeping nearby, was hit on his chest by a stray bullet. He was rushed to the nearby Kidapawan Medical Specialist Hospital and doctors said he was already out of danger.

In Tacurong City, a soldier was injured when shot by a friend 8 p.m. last Monday, according to Supt. Joel Limson, city police chief. He identified the victim as Sgt. Ernie Felipe Palomado, 33, of the 13th Infantry Battalion assigned at Barangay Semba in Datu Odin Sinsuat, Maguindanao.

Suspect Ronald Lallen, a farmer from Barangay Rajamuda in Tacurong, surrendered to the police an hour after he shot Palomado with a 12-gauge shotgun. (Malu Cadelina Manar / MindaNews)