Bacolod

Drug personality shot dead in Bacolod

Merlinda A. Pedrosa

A DRUG personality in Bacolod City was shot to death by unidentified assailants in Purok Boulevard, Barangay 13 Friday afternoon, June 12.

Police identified the fatality as Nicko Hosain, 27, of Purok Kingfisher A, Barangay 16.

Police Major Jovil Sedel, chief of Police Station 1, said Hosain along with his three unidentified companions were seen walking along Barangay 13.

Hosain went to a white van parked along Barangay 13, but one of the assailants, who were inside the van, suddenly fired at him around 12:40 p.m.

He said Hosain, who sustained a wound on his back, managed to run, but he fell to the ground on Purok Boulevard and died.

Police recovered from the scene of the crime an improvised firearm or "pin gun" and kitchen knife.

Sedel said Hosain was identified as a drug personality within his area of jurisdiction. He was a former detainee for the crime of robbery in 2018.

He said they are looking into involvement on illegal drugs, personal grudge and debt as possible motives in the killing of the victim.

The police are facing difficulty in identifying the perpetrators whom they claimed to be not less than two armed men.

Sedel said there was no closed circuit television camera in the area and they are asking the cooperation of the residents in the area to identify the assailants.