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Pedicab driver shot dead

The area where pedicab driver, Lito Barbon, was shot dead Wednesday, September 22. (RMN Bacolod Photo)

A PEDICAB driver was shot dead by an unidentified assailant in Purok Boulevard, Barangay 13, Bacolod City Wednesday, September 22, 2021.

Police Major Ramel Sarona, chief of Police Station 1, identified the victim as Lito Barbon, 31, of the barangay.

Sarona said Thursday, September 23, that Barbon was about to enter their house when an unidentified assailant shot him at close range around 12:20 p.m. on Wednesday.

He said Barbon succumbed to a gunshot wound on the right portion of his head.

The victim died on the spot, Sarona added.

An empty shell of a .45 caliber pistol was recovered from the crime scene, police records showed.

Grudge is the possible motive in the killing of Barbon, Sarona said, adding that they already have a suspect but refused to divulge the name while murder charges have not yet been filed.

He noted that Barbon was arrested by operatives of Police Station 1 after he tried to stab his daughter, who is a minor and whose name was not disclosed.

The police official also said Barbon’s neighbors were always complaining against him for creating alarm and scandal. (MAP)


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