1 dead, 2 injured in shooting incidents in Oro-A A +A
Tuesday, July 10, 2012
ONE died while two persons were wounded in separate shooting incidents in Cagayan de Oro City over the weekend.
Junior Madelo, 26, a resident in Matilde Street, Barangay Carmen, was shot on Saturday night while in Tambo, Barangay Macasandig.
Madelo, who was working as a lineman of Cagayan Electric Power and Light Co. (Cepalco), sustained a gunshot wound in his lower jaw from a .45 caliber pistol.
Police Officer 3 Alvin Edsel Nacaya of Police Station 9 in Macasandig told Sun.Star that Madelo identified the suspect as a certain Jason Balite or Buenaflor of Barangay Carmen.
Nacaya said Madelo was rushed to a private hospital in Barangay Lapasan and is now out of danger.
“The incident happened inside a store and maybe, there was misunderstanding between the victim and the suspect but we are still investigating the incident to determine the motive,” he said.
Police said the suspect is nowhere to be found while the victim vowed to file formal charges against the suspect once he is out from the hospital.
Rommel Paclar, 25, a resident of Zone 2 in Barangay Bulua, also sustained gunshot wounds in his hands, lower jaw, and chest.
Senior Police Officer 3 Rico Justalero of Police Station 7 in Bulua said the incident happened around 8:30 p.m. at the West-Bound Terminal in Barangay Bulua.
“Ongoing pa ang investigation kay murag gibinuangan lang ang biktima, tripping lang kay kung tuyo gyud nga patyon gipatay na pero gipusil-pusil lang unya gipahapa ug gipadagan ra pud,” Justalero told Sun.Star.
He said the victim is willing to file charges once the identity of the two gunmen is established.
Justalero said they already have some lead as to the identity of the suspects.
Meanwhile, Junrey Ratonil, 21, a resident of Piaping Puti in Barangay Macabalan, was found dead along Tiano-del Pilar Street on Sunday.
Ratonil was not immediately identified by police after the incident because no one in the area knows him. He succumbed to multiple gunshot wounds believed to be from a 12-gauge shotgun.
Police are still investigating the incident as they are facing a blank wall as to the motive and identity of the perpetrators. (Annabelle L. Ricalde)
Published in the Sun.Star Cagayan de Oro newspaper on July 10, 2012.