KIDAPAWAN CITY (MindaNews / 11 Sept) – A patrolman suffered gunshot wounds when a still unidentified gunman shot him while he was traveling along the highway in Kabacan, North Cotabato around 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday, reports said.
Authorities identified the victim as Jeniel Malubay Gonzalgo, 30, of Antipas, North Cotabato, and assigned at the 1203rd Regional Mobile Force Battalion 12 (RMFB-12).
Reports said Gonzalgo was driving his Multicab with license plate number 1201-541495 when the gunman, on board a motorcycle, shot him thrice on his upper body while traversing the Pagalungan-Kabacan highway.
The suspects immediately fled towards the northern portion of Pikit, North Cotabato after the shooting.
Bystanders in the area who witnessed the crime brought the victim to a hospital in Pikit. Gonzalo was later transferred to Kidapawan City Hospital.
The victim, who suffered gunshot wounds in his neck and chest, has difficulty thinking as to who the mastermind is, probers said.
Gonzalgo was in civilian clothes when the attack happened.
In another development, unidentified gunmen shot dead a 25-year-old farmer after he harvested his corn produce in his farm at Barangay Tonganon in Carmen, North Cotabato around 6 a.m. Wednesday.
Authorities identified the victim as Edmund Calambro Sabando, of Sitio Malasan, Barangay Tonganon.
Reports from Carmen Police said that Sabando was busy in his farm when one of the two gunmen who were onboard a motorcycle came near and shot him thrice on his head and chest.
The victim died on the spot. The killing shocked his family as they could not think of someone who could be behind the crime or if Sabando has a personal issue with his friends or any of his acquaintances.
The gunmen did not also take Sabando’s belongings, including his motorcycle, reports said.
After the gunmen made sure their target was dead, they immediately exited the area and fled towards unknown direction.
The Carmen PNP said it is still clueless as to the motive and who is behind Sabando’s killing. (Malu Cadelina Manar / MindaNews)