Alleged notorious criminal killed-A A +A
Tuesday, July 10, 2012
AN ALLEGED notorious criminal was shot to death on Sunday by two gunmen riding in tandem in Barangay Damilag, Manolo Fortich town in Bukidnon.
Bukidnon police identified the victim as Rudy Hidalgo, a resident of Damilag, Monolo Fortich, in Bukidnon and a farm caretaker in the area.
Hidalgo reportedly succumbed to three gunshot wounds in the head from a .45 caliber pistol.
The gunmen, who were said to be members of the “vigilantes,” fled onboard a motorcycle after killing the victim.
However, police are yet confirm if the gunmen were members of the ‘vigilantes’ group.
Police initial investigation showed that Hidalgo was with his three-year-old kid when he was shot around 10:45 a.m.
Based on police records, the victim has been in and out of jail for some crimes. He was allegedly charged for murder and a suspected leader of a “hold up group” in Bukidnon.
Authorities are still investigating the incident to identify the perpetrators.
Published in the Sun.Star Cagayan de Oro newspaper on July 10, 2012.