Daanbantayan shooting claims lives of 2 men-A A +A
Wednesday, December 11, 2013
TWO men were killed in a shooting incident in Daanbantayan, Cebu last Monday.
The victims were identified as Ricky Lauron, 38, and Harry Neri, 40. Both men died on the spot.
The incident happened inside a cockpit in Sitio Paraison, Barangay Tinubdan around 3 p.m.
According to PO3 Alfredo Mandal of the Daanbantayan Police Station, they’ve identified the two suspects, who remain at large, but they won’t release their names so as not to hamper their investigation.
Mandal said the suspects have been linked to other crimes.
He said they are still gathering witnesses who will testify against the gunmen.
“The suspects got angry with Lauron’s decision that resulted to their loss in the cockfight that was why they argued and then they shot the victim),” Mandal said in Cebuano.
While they shot Lauron several times, they also hit Neri, who was standing nearby, in the neck.
The suspects fled after the shooting.
Police recovered two empty shells from a .45 pistol in the scene.
In a separate incident, a policeman shot and killed a man allegedly carrying a high-powered firearm yesterday morning in Barangay Guba, Cebu City.
Johnry Fermin, a native of Bacolod City, died on the spot during an alleged shootout with SPO1 Rolando Tabal, a member of Cebu City Public Safety Company who is assigned in a detachment in the barangay.
Fermin is a handler for a cockfighting farm in the area owned by Victor Siera, said SPO1 Ruth Violango.
Violango said Fermin had not been in the right state of mind because he hadn’t had enough to eat in the last four days.
Violango said Tabal was responding to reports that Fermin had gone amok.
When Tabal saw Fermin on the road with an M16 armalite rifle, he introduced himself as a policeman. He asked Fermin to lay down his firearm.
Fermin allegedly fired at Tabal, who was able to take cover behind a parked motorcycle.
Tabal, who was also armed with an M16 armalite rifle, returned fire and hit Fermin.
Published in the Sun.Star Cebu newspaper on December 11, 2013.