POLICE investigators are looking into personal grudge as possible motive in the killing of a 20-year old man along Valenzuela Road corner CM-Recto Highway, in Lapasan, Cagayan de Oro City on Wednesday dawn, June 26.
The victim Rudello Baldo, was a resident of Balingasag, Misamis Oriental and was working at a fish cage in Gusa, this city.
Baldo sustained eight gunshot wounds on the different parts of his body while investigators recovered six fired cartridges of suspected 9mm pistol from the crime scene.
Police Major Julius Clark Macariola, Police Station 3 commander, said the victim was last seen drinking with a companion before the incident.
"Nag-inom kini sa Gusa uban iyang mga kauban pagkahuman nianha kini sa Valenzuela road ug nagtiwas og inom,"Macariola said.
Macariola said authorities now have a person of interest in Baldo's killing.
"It could be away ug personal ang motive pero dili pa nato ma-conclude kay nag gather pa ta concrete nga links sa person of interest nato," he added.
Police said there is no security camera in the area but an eye witness disclosed that the suspect was just walking and shot the victim then fled the area.
Macariola also said they already ruled out drug-related angle as motive since the victim was not in the list of drug personalities and was never involved in illegal drug activities.
"Wala siya sa list sa drug personalities ug sa wala pud siyay record sa drug involvement," Macariola said.
"Kung tan-awon nato duna gyud intention nga patyon siya basi sa unom ka basiyo sa bala nga nakuha," he added.