TABUK CITY, Kalinga – A 29-year old duck breeder died after he was shot to death by a still unidentified lone gunman who entered their make shift tent during a drinking session at Dananao, Ipil, ere, Monday night.
Senior Superintendent Victor Wanchakan, officer-in-charge of the Kalinga Provincial Police Office, identified the fatality as Ador Balderamos Palapox, 29 years old, married, duck (itik) breeder and a resident of Ramon, Isabela.
Initial police investigation showed that the victim and his two companions were having a drinking session inside their makeshift tent when one of his colleagues decided to serve their dinner.
At this juncture, a still unidentified gunman whose face was covered with cloth suddenly barged into their makeshift tent and successively fired at the victim hitting him on his head and the different parts of his body.
The suspect, together with a still unidentified cohort, fled towards an undisclosed direction leaving behind their supposed getaway vehicle some 100 meters away from the crime scene while concerned neighbors rushed the victim to the Kalinga Provincial Hospital for medical treatment but he was pronounced dead on arrival by attending physicians due to multiple gunshot wounds on the different parts of his head and body.
Responding police operatives and elements of the Scene of the Crime Operation (SOCO) team recovered from the crime scene six spent shells of a calibre .45 pistol which was used by the suspect in the perpetration of the crime and the firearm used inside the supposed get away vehicle parked away from the crime scene.
The motive of the case is yet to be ascertained by concerned police investigators who are now subjecting the suspects to a manhunt.
By Dexter A. See