AN ALLEGED drug personality was shot to death by an unidentified person on board a motorcycle in Barangay Mandalagan, Bacolod City past 9 p.m. Saturday, July 9, 2022.

Captain Armilyn Vargas, commander of Police Station 3, identified the victim as Jovanie Gonzalez, 46, the barangay's Purok Bulak.

Vargas said Gonzalez sustained a gunshot wound to his head and died on the spot.

She said they recovered an empty shell of an unidentified caliber of firearm from the scene of the crime believed to have been triggered by an illegal drug transaction.

Vargas said the victim was a drug peddler and user, adding that they are now coordinating with various business establishments near the area to check their surveillance camera to identify the gunman.

Police records show that this is now the third shooting incident that happened in Bacolod City from July 1 to 9, 2022.

In San Carlos City, Negros Occidental, a jobless man was seriously injured after his neighbor shot him around 9:30 a.m. Sunday, July 10.

Lieutenant Ruby Aurita, deputy chief of San Carlos City police, said victim Roberto Agbay, 41, of the city’s Barangay Rizal sustained a gunshot wound on the stomach and will undergo an operation.

Initial investigation showed that Agbay was at the Eco-Tourism highway in the barangay when the suspect Jovanie Alora, alias “Banie”, 40, approached him.

Aurita said Alora was asking Agbay about the speaker he pawned to the latter for P1,000 but a misunderstanding occurred between the two causing the latter to punch the suspect.

In retaliation, Alora drew his .38 caliber revolver and shot Agbay, who is now confined at the San Carlos City Hospital. (with reports from APN)