2 men shot dead, 1 stabbed in Cebu

TWO men involved in illegal drugs were shot Tuesday, August 9, while another was stabbed in Inayawan, Cebu City on Wednesday, August 10.

Danny Tagalog was shot dead at Proper Ermita, Barangay Ermita, Tuesday.

Residents said they heard a series of gunshots around 2:28 a.m. Tuesday and saw Tagalog lying on the ground. A paperboard marked with "Poser ako! Ayaw ko ninyo sunda!" was placed on the victim's head.

The victim was rushed to the Cebu City Medical Center but was pronounced dead by the attending physician.

Another man was shot at Sitio Kalubihan, Bonbon, Cebu City, around 7:30 a.m. Tuesday.

Alfredo Tabasa Saballa, head maintenance of Ma. Luisa Park, was shot dead by an unidentified gunman.

A witness, Rolando Nacional, said that Saballa was traversing uphill onboard his motorcycle when a man, also onboard another motorcycle, shot the victim.

Saballa fell on the ground. The suspect turned back and shot the victim several times.

Emelie Pastoran, the victim's sister, said that Saballa was once a drug user but vehemently denied that he was a drug pusher.

Saballa voluntarily went to Cebu City Police Office (CCPO) last July upon learning that his name was on the watch list. Police have yet to validate this report.

Police recovered from the crime scene one empty shell of .45 caliber and one deformed slug.

On White Road, Inayawan, Dennis Bacalso Impis was stabbed by two unidentified men.

Investigation revealed that Impis was walking on his way home but when he reached an unlighted portion of the street, two men suddenly stabbed him.

Impis ran away but the suspects chased him.

Nicole Cañedo, vulcanizing shop owner, heard Impis yell. Cañedo went outside and saw Impis lying on the ground.

The victim sustained four stab wounds in the different parts of his body.

Josephine Impis, mother of the victim, said Dennis was arrested last May due to illegal gambling but was able to post bail for his temporary liberty.

Josephine affirmed that the victim was a drug user.

Further investigation has been conducted to determine the suspects' identity. (Tovya Kaiko Galeon, USJR intern/Sunnex)

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