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2 dead in shooting incidents in Iloilo City

TWO persons were killed in two separate shooting incidents in Iloilo City Sunday, January 19, 2020.

The first incident happened at 12:05 p.m. in Barangay Cuartero in Jaro, while the second happened 25 minutes later, at 12:30 p.m., in La Paz.

The victim in the Jaro shooting was identified as Allen Muller, 40, of Barangay Cuartero. He was just standing outside, near his house, when gunmen onboard a Mitsubishi Adventure shot him.

A closed circuit television camera footage showed the gunman, who was seated on the front passenger seat, went out of the vehicle and shot Muller.

Muller sustained several gunshot wounds in the body and the head. He was declared dead on arrival at the Western Visayas Medical Center.

Several empty shells of caliber .45 pistol and 9mm were recovered from the crime scene.

Police Captain Eduardo Siacon Jr., chief of Jaro Police Station, said they are still investigating the incident.

Muller's younger brother, Mark, was also shot dead by motorcycle-riding gunman in Barangay Taft North, Mandurriao District on August 16, 2019.

Police are looking at illegal drugs as possible motive in the incident.

In the La Paz shooting incident, the victim was identified as Delfin Britanico, 36.

Britanico was also shot in the different parts of his body and head. He was onboard a motorcycle when attacked by gunmen.

Police recovered several empty shells of caliber .45 and 9mm pistols from the crime scene.

Police investigation is also ongoing. (SunStar Philippines)


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