A TOP drug personality in Moises Padilla and his unidentified companion were shot to death inside the Spark LS Chevrolet vehicle at Sitio Dukog-Dukog, Barangay Rizal, San Carlos City Saturday evening.

Police identified the fatality as Jimmy Snook, 37.

Senior Superintendent Samuel Nacion, officer-in-charge of Negros Occidental Police Provincial Office (Noppo), said Sunday the victims sustained multiple wounds when unidentified assailants, who were also inside the vehicle, fired at them several times.

Police recovered from the scene of the crime four empty shells of .45 caliber, three live ammunition of .45 caliber, two fired slugs of .45 caliber, P700 in cash, a key, a cellular phone, and one portable weighing scale.

Nacion said he believes the suspects were also the companions of the victims who were involved in drug operation in Negros Occidental.

He said the San Carlos City Police Station is still conducting further investigation to determine the identity of Snook’s companion.

Meanwhile, in Candoni, a member of Barangay Peacekeeping Action Team (BPAT) was shot inside his house by unidentified suspect at Sitio Catmon, Barangay Agboy, of said town Saturday evening.

Police identified the victim as Richard Castro, 40.

Nacion said the victim was TV when an unidentified suspect fired at him.

The Candoni Municipal Police Station is still conducting further investigation to determine the identity of the suspect.(MAP)