Businessman shot dead inside house in La Trinidad

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LA TRINIDAD, Benguet – A 57-year old businessman died after he was shot to death by a lone gunman inside his house at Km. 3 here recently.

Senior Superintendent Florante Camuyot, officer-in-charge of the Benguet Provincial Police Office, identified the victim as Efren Tabilas, 57, married, businessman and a resident of Km.3, La Trinidad, Benguet who hails from Cagayan Province.

Initial police investigation showed the victim was inside his house when a still unidentified gunman posing as a person looking for a room to rent was able to enter his house and suddenly fired at him hitting him in the different parts of his body.

Family members who discovered the bloodied body of the victim sprawled on their house immediately rushed him to the Benguet General Hospital for medical treatment but he was pronounced dead on arrival due to multiple gunshot wounds on the different parts of his body.

The suspect is now the subject of a manhunt operation while probers are reviewing the closed circuit television cameras that were mounted in the vicinity of there residence for the possible easy identification of the gunman.

It was learned that the suspect inquired from the victim’s employees on his whereabouts and pretended to be looking for a room to rent prior to the perpetration of the crime.

By Dexter A. See

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